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TOKYO 2020: Lovlina Borgohain Clinches 2nd Bronze Medal of Campaign for India

India’s Lovlina Borgohain brought home a bronze decoration from the Tokyo Olympics subsequent to losing her semi-last session in ladies’ welterweight (64-69kg) boxing to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey through consistent choice on Wednesday. Borgohain turned into the third Indian fighter after Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom to win a decoration at the Olympic Games. The two pugilists got going on a careful note however Surmeneli, who is the authoritative title holder in the classification, won the opening round by a score of 5-0 to get an early benefit.

Having won the second round too, Surmeneli polished things off by holding off Borgohain in the third round to secure triumph through consistent choice. Surmeneli will confront China’s Gu Hong in the last get-togethers last crushed USA’s Oshae Jones in the other elimination round.

Borgohain endeavored to retaliate in the following round however battled to penetrate Surmeneli’s steadfast guard. She likewise had a point deducted, having prior gotten a notice, in the wake of handling a punch on Surmeneli while the warriors were being isolated by the official.

 

Borgohain, crushed Germany’s Nadine Apetz by parted choice (3-2) in the round of 16 in the wake of getting a bye in the opening round. In the quarterfinals, the fighter from Assam beat Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-jaw by a split choice of 4-1 to turn out to be just the second Indian lady fighter to get a decoration at the Olympics.

With Borgohain’s misfortune India’s mission in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics reached a conclusion.

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