Nikhat Zareen settles for silver in Women's Youth World Boxing Championships

Zareen, who won the flyweight division gold medal at the inaugural edition of the AIBA Women's junior World Championship, has moved into the youth category and fights in the bantamweight division.

updated: September 29, 2013 19:00 IST
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New Delhi: Reigning junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (54kg) settled for a silver medal after her winning run was finally halted at the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships in Albena, Bulgaria on Sunday.

Up against Yunzi Yuan of China, the 17-year-old boxer from Andhra fought bravely, but her opponent was equal to the task. Zareen tried hard to penetrate Yuan's guard, but the Chinese blocked well and kept scoring points on the counter.

The Indian adopted a more aggressive approach in the final round, but her opponent was up to the task and kept the advantage with some precise attacks.

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