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Two women boxers from Haryana won two gold medals in the World Boxing Championship

  • 27 Mar 2023
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Why in News?

On 25 March 2023, in the finals of the Women's World Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex in New Delhi, two players from Haryana - Neetu Ghanghas and Sweety Boora brought laurels to Haryana and India by winning gold medals.

Key Points

  • It is known that Neetu Ghanghas is a resident of Dhanana village in Bhiwani district of the state and Sweety Bura is from Ghirai village of Hisar district.
  • Neetu Ghanghas' final bout in the 45-48 kg category was against Mongolia's Lutshekhan Altantseg. In this match, Neetu won the gold medal by defeating the boxer of Mongolia 5-0, displaying her brilliant game.
  • It is noteworthy that Neetu Ghanghas had made India and Haryana proud by winning the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games last year.
  • On the other hand, Sweety Boora won the gold medal by defeating China's Wang Lina in the 81 kg weight category. Sweety won the bout by a 4-3 split decision. Earlier, Sweety Boora had won the silver medal in the same competition nine years back.
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