In Boxing, Nikhat Zareen, Parveen and Manisha pulled off powerful performances to extend India’s unbeaten run at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with dominating victories in Istanbul.

Making progress into the second round, the 2019 Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat outpunched Mexico’s Herrera Alvarez in the 52kg category, while Parveen also thrashed Mariia Bova of Ukraine. Manisha, who was handed a bye in the opening round, also notched up an easy 5-0 win against Nepal’s Kala Thapa to make her way into the 57kg third round.

This was India’s second victory on the third day of the competition after Parveen provided a perfect start for the day.