Meet India’s Women Boxers Ready to Shine at Asian Games 2023

India’s formidable female boxing team, led by World Champion Nikhat Zareen, gears up for the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, with a focus on medals and Paris Olympics qualification.

As the Asian Games 2023 approaches in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, India’s female boxing contingent, guided by the experienced Nikhat Zareen, is poised to make its mark, eyeing both a rich medal haul and the coveted Paris Olympic ticket.

The boxing events at the Asian Games are set to commence on September 24. Below are the profiles of the Indian women boxers who will be participating in the Games, as provided by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

  • Nikhat Zareen (50 kg)

    • Date of Birth: 14-06-1996
    • Place of Birth: Nizamabad, Telangana
    • Style: Orthodox


Nikhat Zareen, a two-time world champion, stands as a formidable presence in the global boxing arena. She holds the distinction of being the only Indian boxer, apart from Mary Kom, to secure multiple gold medals at the World Boxing Championships. Nikhat, hailing from Nizamabad, shattered norms by becoming the first Muslim woman to compete professionally for India. Her journey has been marked by resilience, including a comeback from a debilitating shoulder injury in 2017. Nikhat aims to shine at the Asian Games and secure her ticket to the Paris Olympics.


Achievement Year
Gold medal at World Championships, New Delhi, India 2023
Gold medal at National Boxing Championship, Bhopal 2022
Gold medal at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022
Gold medal at World Championships, Istanbul 2022
Gold medal at Strandja Boxing Tournament, Bulgaria 2022
Gold medal at National Boxing Championships, Hisar 2021
Bronze medal at Istanbul Bosphorus tournament in Turkey 2021
Bronze medal at India Open, Guwahati 2019
Silver medal at the Thailand Open 2019
Asian Boxing Championships, Bangkok: Bronze 2019
70th Strandja Boxing Tournament, Sofia, Bulgaria: Gold 2019
56th Belgrade Winner International Championship; Serbia: 2018
Women Senior Nationals; Rohtak; Haryana: Bronze 2018
Gold at Senior National Championship, Guwahati 2015
Junior and Youth World Championship, Turkey: Gold 2011
  • Preeti Dahiya (54 Kg)

    • Date of Birth: 23-10-2003
    • Place of Birth: Bhiwani, Haryana
    • Stance: Southpaw

Preeti’s boxing journey began at a young age under the guidance of her uncle, a national-level boxer. Her rapid rise in the sport includes winning silver and gold medals at the Khelo India Games and impressive performances at international events like the Youth Asian Championships and Senior Asian Championships. Preeti is determined to make her mark at the Asian Games and continue her journey towards excellence.


Achievement Year
Women’s World Championships – Participated 2023
Bronze medal at the Asian Championships, Jordan 2022
Gold at Khelo India Youth Games, Panchkula 2021
Youth Asian Championships, Silver 2021
Silver at Khelo India Youth Games, Guwahati 2020

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  • Parveen Hooda (57 Kg)

    • Date of Birth: 15-4-2000
    • Hometown: Rurki Village, Rohtak, Haryana
    • Style: Orthodox

Parveen Hooda’s remarkable journey from Rurki Village, Rohtak, exemplifies determination. With limited resources, she found her way into boxing through a local academy established by the village Sarpanch. Inspired by Mary Kom and Vijender Singh, Parveen climbed the ranks, securing medals at events like the South Asian Games and Asian Championships. She aims to add to her medal collection at the Asian Games.


Achievement Year
Gold at 2022 Asian Championships, Jordan 2022
Bronze at 2022 World Championships, Turkey 2022
Gold at 2021 Senior Nationals, Hisar 2021
Gold at 2019 South Asian Games, Nepal 2019
  • Jaismine Lamboria (60 Kg)

    • Date of Birth: 30-08-2001
    • Place of Birth: Bhiwani, Haryana
    • Style: Southpaw

Jaismine Lamboria‘s boxing journey began with the inspiration of her uncles, who achieved international success in the sport. Supported by her family, she excelled in national and international competitions, winning gold at the Youth Eskar All Female Box Cup and medals at events like the Commonwealth Games. Jaismine aspires to shine at the Asian Games with her growing experience.


Achievement Year Tournament
Bronze at 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022 International
Silver at Boxam International Boxing tournament Castellon Spain 1st to 7th March 2021 2021 International
Gold medal at Youth Eskar All Female Box Cup 2019 at Dublin, Ireland 2019 International
Bronze medal at ASBC Asian youth men’s and women’s boxing championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 11th to 17th November 2019 2019 International
Gold medal at 3rd youth Women’s National Boxing Championship 2019 at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand 2019 National
Gold medal at All India University February 2019 at Udaipur, Rajasthan 2019 National
Gold medal at All India University boxing tournament from 20th to 24th December 2019 at C.C.S. University, Meerut 2019 National
Gold medal at Khelo India youth games from 10th to 22nd January 2020 at Guwahati, Assam 2020 National
Silver at 2021 Senior National Championships, Hisar 2021 National
Silver at 2022 National Games, Gujarat 2022 National

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  • Arundhati Choudhary (66 Kg)

    • Date of Birth: September 5, 2001
    • Place of Birth: Kota, Rajasthan
    • Style: Southpaw

Arundhati Choudhary‘s journey from Kota, Rajasthan, reflects her determination to pursue a career in sports despite initial resistance. Her achievements include multiple gold medals at the Khelo India Games and impressive performances at international events like the IIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Championships. Arundhati aims to secure a gold medal for India at the Olympics, making the Asian Games a crucial step in her journey.


Tournament Year Weight Medal
National Junior Boxing Championship 2017 60 kg Gold
Junior National Men & Women Boxing Championship 2018 70 kg Silver
Khelo India School Games 2018 60 kg Gold
Khelo India Games 2019 60 kg Gold
Khelo India Guwahati 2020 69 kg Gold
Women’s Nationals 2021 70 kg Gold
Valeria Demyanova International Tournament 2017 60 kg Gold
7th National Cup Serbia 2018 60 kg Gold
Junior Nations Cup 2018 66 kg Gold
Boxem International Youth Tournament Murcia, Spain 2019 69 kg Silver
Golden Gloves 2019 69 kg Participated
ASBC Youth Asian Men & Women Championship 2019 69 kg Bronze
AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2021 69 kg Gold
  • Lovlina Borgohain (75 Kg)

    • Date of Birth: 02-10-1997
    • Place of Birth: Assam
    • Style: Orthodox

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain‘s remarkable journey in boxing began with the guidance of her first coach, Padum Boro. Her accolades include gold at the Asian Championships and Senior National Championships. Lovlina’s determination and impressive track record make her a strong contender at the Asian Games, where she aims to shine and continue her quest for Olympic glory.


Year Tournament Medal
2023 World Championships, New Delhi, India Gold
2022 Senior National Championships, Bhopal Gold
2022 Asian Championships, Dubai Gold
2021 Tokyo Olympics Bronze
2020 Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifier, Jordan Bronze
2019 World Championships, Russia Bronze
2019 Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament, Russia Gold
2019 India Open, Guwahati Silver
2019 70th Strandja Elite Women Boxing Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria Bronze
2019 3rd Women’s National Championship, Vijaynagar Gold
2018 20th AIBA Women’s World Championship, Delhi Bronze
2018 Ulaanbaatar Cup, International Boxing Championship, Mongolia Silver
2018 Indian Women’s Senior National Championships, Rohtak Silver
2018 Indian Open Boxing Tournament, New Delhi Gold
2017 President’s Cup tournament in Astana Bronze
2017 Asian Boxing Championships, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Bronze
2015 Nations Women’s Youth Cup (Subotica, Serbia) Silver
2014 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Memorial Tournament (Subotica, Serbia) Bronze
2014 Nations Women’s Youth Cup (Vrbas, Serbia) Bronze
2013 Nations Women’s Junior Cup (Zrenjanin, Serbia) Silver
2012 Indian Women’s Junior National Championships Gold


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