Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has congratulated boxer Nitu Ghanghas on winning gold medal for India in women’s 48kg category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Congratulate boxer #NituGhanghas on winning #Gold for India in women’s 48kg category in @birminghamcg22. May she continue to shine and inspire young athletes. Wish her all the best. #CWG2022 #Birmingham https://t.co/QPRVdFnOIN
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 7, 2022
21-year-old Nitu beat England’s Demie-Jade Resztan 5-0 in the women’s over 45kg-48kg (minimum weight) category to clinch gold. This is her first CWG medal and she is also a two-time world youth champion.
Nitu, who was competing in her first CWG, looked completely in control throughout the whole bout. The Haryana pugilist’s accurate punches helped her in controlling the pace of the contest and eventually led to the podium finish.