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Lovlina Borgohain wins India’s third medal at the Games

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Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) became only the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal as she took home the bronze in the women’s welterweight category.

Highlights:

  • She roared into the semi-final of the women’s welterweight category after beating Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin by a split decision.
  • The 23-year-old boxer from Assam, participating in her first Olympic Games, showed great technical acumen as she edged the first round 3-2 and then stamped her authority on the bout by making a clean sweep in the second round.
  • The Indian boxer was dominant in the final round too as she won it 4-1 to eventually win by a split decision margin of 4-1.

Key Points:

  • Lovlina Borgohain is the third Indian boxer to win Olympic bronze following legendary boxers.
  • India’s previous boxing medals have come through Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
  • Including the bronze medal of Lovlina, India has acquired three medals till date.
  • Earlier, Mirabai Chanu won silver in weightlifting and PV Sindhu won bronze in badminton women’s individual event.

About Lovlina Borgohain:

  • Lovlina Borgohain belongs to the Golaghat district of Assam.
  • She started her career as a kickboxer and switched to boxing after getting an opportunity from the field.
  • She was selected to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the welterweight boxing category. 

Medals won by Lovlina:

The following are the medals won by Lovlina:

  • Gold medal at International Boing Championship in February 2018 in the welterweight category.
  • Bronze medal at Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in 2017.
  • Bronze medal at the President’s Cup in Astana in June 2017.
  • Silver medal at Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018.
  • Bronze medal at 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland in September 2018.
  • She also represented India at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi and won the bronze medal in the 69 kg category.

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