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Nikhat Zareen crowned Mahindra Emerging Boxing Icon at the 2023 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

The IBA Women’s Boxing Championships

The IBA Women's World Boxing Championships (held in New Delhi from March 15 to 26, 2023) brought together female boxers from around the world to compete at the highest level. This year, the prestigious Championships featured over 324 boxers from 65 countries, making it the most important Women’s World Boxing Championships globally.

The 2023 Women’s World Boxing Championships have seen Indian women boxers dominate at the international level, with eight boxers in the quarterfinals and four qualifying for the medal rounds. India tops the medal tally among the 63 nations winning four gold medals.

The success of Indian women boxers has helped raise the profile of the sport in the country and will encourage more girls to take up boxing and pursue careers in the sport.

Mahindra Emerging Boxing Icon

Mahindra handed over its flagship SUV, the All-New Thar, to Nikhat Zareen, the winner of the ‘Mahindra Emerging Boxing Icon’ award at the 2023 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships. The Emerging Boxing Icon award is part of Mahindra's commitment to women in sports and celebrating their achievements.

‘Road to Gold’

In addition to the award, Mahindra also launched the "Road to Gold" initiative in association with the Boxing Federation of India. The initiative aims to capture the individual journeys of the boxers as a video series, showcasing the hard work, dedication, and perseverance that go into achieving success. The series provide a platform for young women to inspire and be inspired, motivating them to pursue their dreams in sports.

Acknowledged by our Chairman

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, also congratulated Nitu Ghanghas and Saweety for winning the first gold at the World Boxing Championships 2023.

The collaboration

Mahindra's association with the BFI and the Women's World Boxing Championship is part of its commitment to social responsibility and promoting diversity and inclusion in sports. Mahindra partnered with the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships, with the XUV300 TGDi and All-New Thar as official SUVs for the event. This collaboration offered Mahindra a unique opportunity to showcase its commitment to excellence, innovation, and performance, all of which resonate with the values of boxing.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) hosted this Championship and the event supported by the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

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