In 2010, she earned her first title as ‘Golden Best Boxer’ at a national tournament in Erode. The following year, she claimed the gold medal at the AIBA Women’s Junior & Youth World Boxing Championship in Turkey.
Her climb remained undeterred as she next brought home the silver medal from the Youth World Boxing Championship at Bulgaria in 2014, the same year that she also won gold at the Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament in Serbia. She recently advanced into the second round of the Thailand Open Boxing tournament in Bangkok last month, with a fierce 5-0 score. To commend her inner fire to prove herself and the nation in a challenging world of athletics JFW presented to Nikhat the award for Special Recognition in Sports.
“I was so happy when I won my 1st national gold medal. I believe that when you have a dream, you can also have the ability to make it into a reality. So that’s when I learned to just believe in myself and work hard.” Nihkat Zareen