Nitu Ghanghas (born 19 October 2000) could be an Indian boxer who is a two-time world youth champion in pugilist. She won the trophy at the 2022 Commonwealth Games within the minimumweight category. The 21-year-old gold medalist, Nitu who shined in gold at her very first CWG shared the thought process she had before the match. She also expressed her feeling post the win. She said, “I aimed to play my game with full focus and was to play for gold only. I used to be very confident even before my bout that I had to fight for gold only and provide my 100% within the game.”
Her idol is Mary Kom. Nitu Ghanghas may be a southpaw and therefore the Haryana boxer’s power and speed within the ring is harking back to a young Mary. But her ruthless aggression and unwavering will to win are perhaps the 2 qualities that liken Nitu to the Manipuri legend. Only in her early 20s, Nitu Ghanghas still includes a way to travel to match up to Mary Kom’s legacy but the youngster has been making all the correct noises. Her mother’s name is Mukesh Devi and Nitu incorporates a younger brother named Akshit Kumar. Nitu Ghanghas began to formally train by the time she was 12. But she did not make any inroads within the first few years.
Titles And Achievements
Nitu Ghangas had won a medal for Haryana in the state-level competition in the year 2015. But soon a pelvic injury threatened her and cut her career short. The Haryana pugilist came back stronger in the year of 2016 by winning the bronze medal at the youth nationals. She kicked it up a notch further the following year, winning a gold medal at the Balkan Youth International Boxing Championship in Sofia, which is located in Bulgaria. Southpaw also became both the Asian and Indian youth champions in the year of 2018.