Mumbai, August 8, 2022: World Champion boxer Nikhat Zareen, part of Welspun’s Super Sport Women (WSSW)Program, wins a gold medal at the renowned Commonwealth Games for boxing in light flyweight category. She has established her dominance from the start of the competition with a series of fierce jabs and hooks against her opponent. Nikhat, along with emerging Para-shuttler Palak Kohli and Rank 1 (WS SL3) Para Badminton champion Manasi Joshi, sports-climbing champion Shivani Charak, among others, is a part of Welspun’s Super Sport Women program developed for female athletes from challenging backgrounds to break gender stereotypes and boundaries.
The program helped Nikhat not only reach her goal of winning a gold medal but helped train her for the National Championships and the World Championships. Furthermore, underlining its commitment to empowering women, the WSSW program supports many female athletes in various sports, including swimming, surfing, breakdancing, para-badminton, boxing, weightlifting, and gymnastics. In doing so, Welspun supports women athletes across different game stages from grassroots, national & international levels providing them with a complete cover on their Nutrition, Training, Equipment, tournament expenses and accommodation.
Commenting on this, Ms. Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt MD, Welspun India Limited said, “We founded the Welspun Super Sport Women Program (WSSW) so that we could create women champions who could stand on podiums without any gender bias and barriers set in their way. We aim to further revolutionize the mindset of people to acknowledge and admire these inspiring women by providing them with a platform to enhance their skills. Nikhat’s winning Gold is just the start, we want to empower and encourage generations to come”. She is the reigning world champion, dominated right from her first punch toward Carly McNaul of Northern Ireland. Carly helped Nikhatwin the match with an easy win of 5-0 in the finals by a unanimous decision. Her sheer dedication, hard work and confidence had enabled her to be a champion before entering the ring.