Nitu Ghanghas wins first boxing gold medal for India at Commonwealth Games 2022

Nitu Ghanghas beat Demie-Jade Resztan of England in the final of the women’s 48kg division to win her maiden gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham by a unanimous 5-0 scoreline. This is India’s first boxing gold at CWG 2022.
Ghanghas was leading 4-1 after the first round. She dominated the second round too, winning a 4-1 verdict in her favour.

She eventually sealed the bout in a 5-0 unanimous decision. Earlier, Nitu began her CWG campaign with a thumping win over Northern Ireland’s Nicole Clyde in the quarterfinal. The 21-year-old then repeated the feat in the semifinal against Priyanka Dhillon of Canada, with the referee stopping the contest in the third round.

Dynamic and instrumental inside the ring, the Haryana pugilist won the gold in Golden Glove Boxing tournament in Serbia. She also finished at the pole position in the World Youth Boxing Championship in 2017. The Strandja Memorial gold medallist had started boxing in 2012.

Nitu was selected for the CWG after winning the trials in June earlier this year where her first round opponent was Mary Kom. However, Mary Kom injured her left knee midway through the bout and lost by RSC.

Out of the 41, 14 are Gold, 11 are silver and 16 are bronze medals. Earlier India’s medal tally had most of the medals from weightlifting but now wrestling is leading with 12 medals. PV Sindhu India’s star badminton player also reached the final of Badminton women’s singles.

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