She won India’s third successive gold medal in boxing, defeating Carly M C Naul of Northern Ireland in the final.
Zareen dominated Carly across all the three rounds, showing why she was the world champion. In the end she ran out 5-0 winner on the basis of points scored.
The Indian boxer started the brighter of the pair, however, her opponent competed really well in the first round. But, Zareen played too her strengths and maintained an advantage over Carly, getting all the five judges’ nod at the end of the round.
Her dominance was continued in the second round with Carly finding it hard to keep up with Zareen’s agility and her timing.
Zareen continued to bully her opponent and maintain a clear lead in the match with the Northern Irish evidently tiring. With yet another unanimous decision from the judges in the last round, the gold was in the bag for the Indian boxer.
Earlier in the day, Amit Panghal won gold in boxing beating Kiaran Macdonald of England in the final of 48-51 kilograms flyweight event. He was also dominant throughout the match and recorded a 5-0 win.
It may be noted that with Zareen’s gold, India’s total at CWG 22 has gone up to 17 gold medals.
The Indian contingent has now bagged a total of 49 medals, leapfrogging New Zealand to stand fourth on the list of most medals, behind Australia, England and Canada. Of the 49 medals, 13 are silver and 19 are bronze.