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Mary Kom, Meet World Champion Nikhat Zareen!

By Rediff Sports
May 25, 2022 19:08 IST
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Photograph: Kind Courtesy Nikhat Zareen/Twitter
 

World Champion Nikhat Zareen on Wednesday celebrated her medal with Mary Kom, the legendary six time World Champion.

'No victory is complete without your idol's blessings,' Nikhat tweeted.

Mary Kom had congratulated Nikhat after she won gold in the World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on May 19, 2022.

'Congratulations Nikhat for winning Gold medal. So proud of you on your historic performances and all the best for your future endeavours,' Mary Kom -- who won Gold a record six times, in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018 -- tweeted.

Nikhat replied to Mary Kom's congratulatory tweet, saying, 'Thank you so much di, it motivates me to work more hard and make our country proud as you've done.'

In 2019, Nikhat pleaded for a 'fair trial' against Mary ahead of the Tokyo Olympics after being denied a chance to compete in the trials for the World Championships.

Mary had asked then, 'Who is Nikhat Zareen?'

Nikhat lost the bout to Mary in the trials and failed to make it to the Tokyo Games.

It is a great moment for Indian boxing -- to see the two boxers, one a bonafide legend, the other, a legend-in-the-making, put their past bitterness behind them and congratulate a wonderful feat for Indian boxing.

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