Age: 21 Years
Hometown: Bhiwani, Haryana
Weight: 48 Kg
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 162 cm
in meters– 1.62 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 48 kg
in pounds– 105 lbs
|Coach||• Bhaskar Bhatt
• Jagdish Singh
|Medals||• Gold medal in AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships, Guwahati (2017)
• Gold medal in Asian Youth boxing championship (2018)
|Date of Birth||19 October 2000 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||21 Years|
|Birthplace||Dhanana Village, Bhiwani, Haryana|
|Hometown||Dhanana Village, Bhiwani, Haryana|
|College/University||Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani, Haryana|
|Educational Qualification||Master of Physical Education ETV Bharat|
|Relationships & More|
Father– Jai Bhagwan (bill messenger at the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh)
Mother– Mukesh Devi
Grandmother– Prem Devi
|Siblings||Brother– Akshit Kumar|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nitu Ghanghas
- Nitu Ghanghas is an Indian boxer who booked a ticket for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after defeating Mary Kom in a trial bout.
- Her father, Jai Bhagwan, worked at the Haryana secretariat in Chandigarh, and he went on a ‘leave without pay’ to train Nitu in boxing. According to Nitu, her father had to borrow money from his friends and relatives to meet the family expenses.
- Nitu started her professional boxing career in 2012.
- In 2016, she was trained at the SAI National Boxing Academy in Rohtak. According to Nitu, before joining this academy, she suffered from a pelvic injury, and the academy helped her recover from the injury.
Nitu Ghanghas’s X-ray copy, showing her pelvic injury
- In 2017, she won gold at the AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships, held in Guwahati.
- In 2018, she won gold at the Asian Youth Boxing Championship after defeating Thailand’s Nillada Meekoon.
- In 2019, she received a shoulder injury that caused her to remain out of the boxing ring for two years. The Covid-19 pandemic also affected her training during this time.
- In 2021, she appeared in the Amazon Prime Video India Ke Toofaan.
- In 2022, she won gold at the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she defeated Italy’s Erika Prisciandaro by 5-0. After winning the gold medal, she said,
I heard that the Strandja is one of the oldest boxing tournaments and I feel very proud to win the gold for my country. Now, I want to take step by step this year. We have the World Championships and I want to put my full focus on it and win the gold there. I want to sit with (coach) Bhaskar Bhatt sir and other coaches to work on my strengths and weaknesses. I want to prepare and give my best performance there.”
- In the same year, she defeated Mary Kom to book her ticket for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.