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Nikhat pips two-time world champion to enter semis

DNMUM435397 | 4/24/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :351



New Delhi: Former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) continued her fine start to the 2019 season. She registered an upset win over former two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan to enter the semifinals and confirm her first medal from the Asian Championships in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Sarita Devi (60kg) also added to their medal tally as seven men and six women from India have now entered the last-four and are assured of medals.
Zareen, gold medallist at the Strandja Cup earlier this year, was sharp and dominated her bout to register a 5-0 unanimous victory over her highly accomplished opponent in a stunning result.
Thapa, who won a gold in 2013, a silver in 2017 and a bronze in 2015, co
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