Boxing Stats: India’s best finish in the history of the Women’s World Boxing Championships

Boxing has traditionally been a sport where men have dominated over the years. However, with time, women have started getting more opportunities to fight at the professional level. Now, the sport has become a very popular sport where both men and women compete on a professional level. Boxing is a combat sport in which two people who fight against each other make the usage of protective gloves and other protective equipment. It involves two people throwing punches at one another for an earlier determined time. The match typically takes place in a boxing ring.

Women’s boxing was officially recognized as a legitimate sport by the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA) in 1994. The AIBA is now known as the International Boxing Association (IBA). The inaugural Women’s World Boxing Championships were held in 2001. They are the greatest level of competition for the sport, in addition to the Olympic boxing program.

Most successful nation at the Women’s World Boxing Championships

Russia is the most successful country in the history of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The nation has collected a total of 63 medals, including 25 gold, 12 silver, and 26 bronze medals at the reputable event. In the 2022 edition, Russian boxers were not permitted to compete at the event as they were banned from international events due to the war in Ukraine. However, the 2023 edition allowed the participation of Russian athletes using their own flag, anthem and symbols. This decision of the IBA faced a lot of criticism and many nations even boycotted the games.

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India at the Women’s World Boxing Championships

The nation India currently is placed third on the all-time medal tally, with 14 gold, 8 silver, and 21 bronze medals. India has been a regular feature since the inaugural edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. For India, legendary boxer Mary Kom is the most accomplished boxer in the history of the championships, having earned six golds, one silver, and one bronze. The nation has hosted the competition on three occasions with all the competitions being held in New Delhi, India.

The most recent edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championships took place at the Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi in India. India topped the overall medal tally at the 2023 edition, winning four gold medals in the prestigious event. Nitu Ghanghas, Saweety Boora, Nikhat Zareen, and Lovlina Borgohain claimed the gold medals for the nation.

A lot of people may think that this might be the most successful edition for the country in terms of gold. But, in reality, the 2006 edition was the best iteration for India in terms of overall medals. India clinched seven medals that included four gold, one silver, and three bronze medals. Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny R Lalremliani, and Lekha KC became the champions in that edition. Usha Nagisetty was the silver medalist, while Chhotu Loura, Aruna Mishra and Renu Gora collected the bronze medals. Let’s take a look at the most successful editions for the country at the Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Host (Year)GoldSilverBronze
New Delhi, India (2006)413
New Delhi, India (2023)400
New Delhi, India (2018)112
Ningbo City, China (2008)112
Podolsk, Russia (2005)104
Antalya, Turkey (2002)103
Istanbul, Turkey (2022)102
Bridgetown, Barbados (2010)101

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