June 14, 1996 |
Nizamabad district, Telangana
|Weight||51 kg (112 lb)|
- 1 Personal life and family
- 2 Career
- 3 Early training and inspiration
- 4 Awards
- 5 References
Personal life and family
2011 Women's Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships
2014 Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament
Zareen won the gold medal at the third Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 12 January 2014. Zareen defeated Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in the 51 kg weight category.
2015 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship
Early training and inspiration
Zareen's father, Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, was the family member who introduced her to the sport of boxing after being questioned as to why women weren't participating in the Urban Games in 2002. This motivated her to take up the gloves and go against both religious and family resistance. Her father, who captained his district team in cricket and participated actively in athletics and football.
Her father encouraged her to pursue athletics and she trained under her father for a year but she was always destined for the ring. Nikhat was inducted into the Sports Authority of India in Vishakhapatnam to train under Dronacharya awardee IV Rao in 2009. A year later she was being declared as the 'golden best boxer' at the Erode Nationals in 2010.
- Nikhat was appointed the official ambassador of her home town Nizamabad, Telangana.
- ‘Best Boxer’ in the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship, Jalandhar, India - February 2015
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- "Nikhat Zareen wins silver - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- "Nikhat Zareen wins over family resistance - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- "Nikhat Zareen packs a punch". The Hindu. 2015-02-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
- "Boxer awaits reward amid political turmoil - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- "Boxer Nikhat Zareen won Gold Medal 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship at Assam - indtoday.com - INDToday". indtoday.com.
- "Nikhat Zareen is brand ambassador of Nizamabad". The Hindu. 2014-12-13. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-10-30.