Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain wrote her title within the historical past books on Friday, when she beat Chinese Taipei’s Nien Chin Chen within the girls’s welterweight quarterfinal 4-1.
With this win, the 23 yr outdated from Assam entered the semifinals and warranted herself and India at the very least a bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics. In Boxing, dropping semi-finalists additionally get the bronze medal.
However, Lovlina can be aiming a lot larger. If she wins her semifinal bout, she can be competing for the gold and can be assured of at the very least a silver. For now although what’s confirmed is that India have their second medal at these Games and that Lovlina Borgohain has develop into the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Vijender Singh (2008) and MC Mary Kom (2012).
Lovlina will now be up towards the reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey within the semifinals.
Lovlina Borgohain reacts after her victory over Nien-Chin Chen. (AP Photo)
Here’s the whole lot you must find out about Lovlina, the boxer:
Name: Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
Date of Birth: October 2, 1997
Birth Place: Golaghat, Assam
Sport/Event(s): Boxing (Welterweight – 69kg)
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* Assured medal at Tokyo Olympics
* Bronze in 2021 Dubai Asian Championships (Welterweight)
* Bronze in 2019 Ulan-Ude World Championships (Welterweight)
* Bronze in 2018 New World Championships (Welterweight)
* Bronze in 2017 Ho Chi Minh City Asian Championships (Welterweight)
* Arjuna award – 2020
Lovlina Borgohain reacts after defeating Nien-Chin Chen. (AP Photo)
Lovlina Borgohain received back-to-back bronze medals on the World Championships in 2018 and 2019, earlier than securing an Olympic quota in March 2020 by profitable her quarterfinal bout towards Uzbekistan’s Maftunakhon Melieva within the 69kg class within the Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan.
Lovlina in reality turned the primary girl from Assam to qualify for the Olympics. In 2020 she was awarded the Arjuna award.
She hails from the Golaghat district of Assam. She has two elder twin sisters, who competed on the National degree in kickboxing. Lovlina too began off as a kickboxer. After he switched to boxing, she was noticed by famend coach Padum Boro, who started coaching her in 2012.
Last yr, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) had sanctioned a Europe tour for elite Indian boxers for a interval of 52 days from October to December. But hours earlier than she was about to board the flight to Italy together with the Indian contingent for the training-cum-competition journey, Lovlina examined constructive for coronavirus. Lovlina needed to miss the flight after contracting the virus, following a go to to her house city in Assam the place she went to see her ailing mom.
In an interview with TOI final yr, Lovlina had stated that with time she has develop into mentally stronger, all because of meditation and to not overburden herself, she additionally tries to maintain her thoughts out of the sport when she will not be coaching or figuring out. Not solely has she improved psychologically, she has additionally improved as a boxer by leaps and bounds.
Lovlina, who beat German boxer Nadine Apetz within the 69kg pre-quarters will now at all times be remembered as an Olympic medallist. And all three potentialities – bronze, silver, gold – are on the desk for the champion Indian boxer.