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Boxer Nitu Ganghas Advances Into The Semifinals Of Commonwealth Games, First Medal In Boxing Assured!

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The Commonwealth Games have been going on and to say that India has been doing amazing is an understatement. India won its first gold as Mirabai Chanu lifted 201 kg and the Indian women’s Hockey team got into the semi-finals. And now, boxer Nitu Ganghas has gotten into the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games and has promised India a bronze medal. We love her spirit and confidence!

Nitu Ganghas, an Indian boxer, advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 48kg division on Wednesday to guarantee herself a medal at the Commonwealth Games. The third and final round of the quarterfinal match saw Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland forfeit, and the 21-year-old Nitu, a two-time youth gold medalist, was proclaimed the winner by ABD. Later on in the day, quarterfinal bouts featuring four Indian boxers, namely Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen, Ashish Kumar, and Mohammad Hussamuddin, would take place.

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Nitu has had humble beginnings as she comes from a village in Haryana named Dahana. She assured the country that she will be winning the bronze in the Commonwealth Games. However, her father is her biggest supporter. Jai Bhagwan, Ganghas’ father has said that he is certain that she will win the gold. We love how supportive he is!

Ganghas has also spoken about her love for boxing and how the sport chose her and not the other way around. She said that since boxing is the sole sport that is well-known in Bhiwani, her father wanted her to specialise in that sport, therefore he sent her to train with Coach Jagdish Singh. He recalls hearing that Singh was tenacious as a coach. She said that they were not allowed to unwind during the first training session either. Ganghas said that she did contemplate giving up then but seeing her father wait outside inspired her to persevere.

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