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CWG 2022: Boxers Nikhat Zareen, Nitu and Amit Panghal storm into finals; Jaismine bags bronze | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen and Amit Panghal have been amongst three Indian boxers who entered the finals whereas Jaismine Lamboria settled for bronze on the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Nikhat stormed into the ultimate of ladies’s 50kg after outclassing England’s Stubley Alfia Savannah 5-0. Panghal (51kg), too, displayed his class as he reached his second consecutive CWG last.

Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) additionally remained on track for a gold in her maiden look.
But one other debutant, Jaismine (60kg), needed to be content material with a bronze as she went all the way down to Gemma Paige Richardson of England through a 2-3 break up verdict.
Nikhat began the semifinal on a assured observe and dominated all three rounds to emerge the winner within the lop-sided bout.
As anticipated, the 26-year-old Indian was in lead after the opening spherical with all of the 5 judges ruling it in her favour, and it went on comparable strains within the ensuing two rounds.

Panghal, who’s vying to win the yellow steel after his silver within the final version, got here from behind to beat an aggressive Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia with a 5-0 unanimous resolution win.
Nitu, however, prevailed over Canada’s Priyanka Dhillon as she notched a RSC (Referee Stops Contest) win within the minimal weight class.
Such was the 21-year-old Nitu’s confidence that she performed with an open guard, inviting her opponent to strike whereas utilizing her straight jabs and mixture punches to nice impact. In the tip, the referee needed to finish the competition.
In pursuit of their maiden gold medals, each the boxers must overcome native challengers in Kiaran Macdonald (males’s fly) and Demie-Jade Resztan (girls’s minimal) of their respective finals on Sunday.

“I know it would be tough, there would be loud cheers for him but I’ve to stay focused. Can’t let it go this time,” a decided Panghal, who misplaced to a different Briton and Tokyo Olympics champion in Galal Yafai in 2018, instructed PTI.
Panghal, 26, was left on the again foot as his youthful, extra aggressive opponent landed a barrage of punches on the world championship silver medallist.
Trailing 2-3 after initially, Panghal, who regarded to place behind the ghost of the Tokyo Olympics the place he made a primary spherical exit, needed to dig deep in his reservoir of expertise. The Asian Games champion upped the ante, touchdown hooks and jabs at will to take the spherical.
The last three minutes have been keenly contested with each pugilists attempting to depart an impression however 4 of the judges dominated in favour of Panghal.
“He was aggressive up front and I had to give it my all and used all my experiences to bounce back in the last two rounds. I hope I get a gold this time,” Panghal stated.