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IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships: Turkey topped medal tally of 2022

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The 12th edition of the 2022 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship (WWBC) was held at Başakşehir Youth and Sports Facility, Istanbul, Turkey. The event saw the participation of 310 Boxers from 73 nations. Belarusian and Russian boxers were not allowed to compete at the event after a ban as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Key points:

  • India for the first time in the past four years, had won a total medal tally of 3, which includes one Gold and two Bronze.
  • The India Boxer Nikhat Zareen( from Nizamabad, Telangana) won the gold in the flyweight (52kg) division with 5-0 points against Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas. With this win, she became the fifth Indian women boxer to win the World Championship.
  • The other two Indian women boxers Manisha Moun (from Haryana) and Parveen Hooda(from Haryana) had won the bronze medals in the 57kg and 63kg categories respectively.

Overall Medal Tally:

Rank Nation  Gold  Silver  Bronze  Total
Turkey 5 0 2 7
Ireland 2 0 0 2
Canada 1 1 0 2
4 India 1 0 2 3

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