Boxer Saweety Boora from India claimed that she hopes to bring home an Olympic gold for her country. The 30-year-old, who won the gold medal in the 81kg division at the Women’s World Boxing Championships 2023, on Saturday, March 25, became a world champion.
China’s Lina Wang was beaten by Saweety in the championship match, giving India their second gold of the day. Earlier in the day, Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg was defeated by Nitu Ghanghas, 22, who went on to win the gold medal in the 48kg division.
The country’s honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, also offered kind words for Saweety, whose performance made the whole nation of India proud.
The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter. “Exceptional performance by @saweetyboora! Proud of her for winning the Gold Medal in the Women’s Boxing World Championships. Her success will inspire many upcoming athletes.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 25, 2023
On Sunday, March 26, when Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain compete, India will have the opportunity to earn two more gold medals.