Nikhat Zareen

Nikhat Zareen

Meet Nikhat Zareen, an Indian boxer. Her #shefoughtback journey started when she was 13 years old, she and her father walked into a stadium where the Urban Games were going on. She watched some boxing bouts and asked her father why there weren’t any women in the ring and wondered whether it was a sport only for boys.
Her father told her that there are women in boxing, but they are not encouraged much because women are generally considered to be weak. From that point of time, her journey in boxing started. Her father introduced her to boxing and trained her for a year. She was inducted into the Sports Authority of India in Vishakhapatnam to train under Dronacharya awardee, IV Rao in 2009. A year later she was declared as the ‘golden best boxer’ at the Erode Nationals in 2010.

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