Lovlina Borgohain assures India 2nd medal by reaching semifinal

The 22 years old Boxer Lovlina Borgohain crushed Nien-Chin Chen in ladies’ Welter (64-69kg) quarterfinal session to guarantee India of a second decoration at the continuous Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina qualified for the semi-finals and thus is guaranteed of somewhere around a bronze decoration. She won the last 8 session by means of a 4:1 split choice on Friday. In her Round of 16 session, Lovlina had crushed Nadine Apetz of Germany. She had won that session 3:2 on Tuesday. Lovlina will currently take on top cultivated Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the semi-last session. With her notable success, Lovlina turned out to be just the second Indian female fighter and third generally after Mary Kom and Vijender Singh to secure an Olympic award.

in her quarterfinal session against the Chinese Taipei fighter, Lovlina put in a splendid showcase to win every one of the three adjusts serenely.

Lovlina had won the first round 3:2 with three out of five adjudicators giving the decision for the Indian fighter. She overwhelmed the following round with the appointed authorities granting Round 2 consistently in support of herself. In the third and last round, Lovlina tied down a 4:1 win to seal her position in the semi-finals.


In February this year, Lovelina had to take a break from the national camp and fly down to Kolkata as her mother underwent a kidney transplant.  Even in the latest national camp she was unable to participate due to the family problems.

Lovlina is only the third Indian boxer after Mary Kom and Vijender Singh to win a boxing medal for India at the Olympics. “Emphatic win for the entire contingent. After Mary Kom’s loss, the morale was low but Lovlina’s medal has injected us with a new energy,” India’s women’s boxing coach Ali Qamar told IndiaToday.In from Tokyo.

“She used her height very well. Her height is her biggest strength, as no other boxer in her category is as tall as her. It was also a mental battle for her because she had gone through a lot in the past 1 year. We want her to win the gold” said Qamar.

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