From weightlifter Mirabai Chanu to the fabulous four of Lawn Bowls, Indian athletes are giving their best and winning medals at the Commonwealth Games 2022. And among them is Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen who made us proud by bringing a gold medal home in the women’s 50kg (Light Flyweight) category.
Of course, it’s her hard work and dedication that won her this coveted medal. But her mother has also been a huge motivator for her as Nikhat had promised her mom that she would bring the medal for her as her birthday gift.
Happy Birthday to my superwoman, your smile keeps me strong & your spirit lifts me up. I wish I could be there with you on this special day but I promise jaldi hi apka gift lekar aaungi aate time.🤞🏻🥇
Love you so much ammi. 🤗♥️ pic.twitter.com/4kl3QpmW3t
— Nikhat Zareen (@nikhat_zareen) August 2, 2022
She was so adamant about winning the gold that she even painted a gold medal on both her hands reminding her of gifting a gold medal to her mom.
'Whenever I look at these nails, it reminds me of gifting a gold medal to my mom"
The story of Nikhat Zareen's painted fingernails ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xmwrw5ZfaX
— ESPN India (@ESPNIndia) August 7, 2022
And she finally did it. Nikhat punched down her opponent Carly Mc Naul of Northern Irelan to come out as a champion.
भारतीय महिला मुक्केबाज @nikhat_zareen ने जीता गोल्ड 🔥✌️ बॉक्सिंग से आ गया एक और मेडल.इंडियन स्टार आयरलैंड की कार्ली मैक्नॉल को 5-0 से हराकर जीता पहला कॉमनवेल्थ गोल्ड. #Cheer4India 🇮🇳#IndiaTaiyaarHai 🤟#Commonwealthgames#B2022#PunchMeinHainDum 2.0 pic.twitter.com/WIma6ubAiP
— राणसिंह राजपुरोहित 🙏मेरा पीएम,मेरा अभिमान 🙏 (@ransinghBJP) August 7, 2022
The country took pride in her victory and was also elated that she did what she promised her mom.
Masallah Proud of u And as you promised, @nikhat_zareen , you got the best gift for not just your mother but entire Nation !
Congratulations for getting one more gold 🥇for India 🇮🇳at the #CommonwealthGames2022 ! #NikhatZareen #Cheer4India #TeamIndia
— Asif Bhamla (@Asifbhamlaa) August 7, 2022
She kept her promise, what a Champion, love the confidence of this woman. 🏅 pic.twitter.com/sf7ElMT41G
— इन्द्र दमन तिवारी (@DamanIndra) August 7, 2022
And as you promised, @nikhat_zareen , you got the best gift for not just your mother but entire Nation !
Congratulations for getting one more gold 🥇for India 🇮🇳at the #CommonwealthGames2022 ! #NikhatZareen #Cheer4India #TeamIndia https://t.co/kViU2voGlJ pic.twitter.com/k9F2XZSlAJ
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 7, 2022
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— JILU Sharma (@JiluSharma) August 7, 2022
— Sujit Kumar Singh (@sujitsinghadv) August 7, 2022
Finally a promise delivered 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Sangmeshwar Bannigol (@sang_ash) August 7, 2022
— 🇮🇳 Sangitha Varier 🚩 (@VarierSangitha) August 7, 2022
You have given a very special gift on ur mom's birthday . Many Congratulations to you & your family . https://t.co/PffG1r01dl
— Masood Chaudhary (@MasoodChaudha17) August 7, 2022
A promise has been kept. More power to you, champion!