Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assures second medal of the Tokyo Olympics for India by winning her women’s welterweight quarterfinal vs Chinese Taipei’s Nien Chin Chen.
She beats Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen 4-1 to enter semifinal.
Lovlina won the bout via a 4:1 split decision. Earlier, Lovlina had defeated Nadine Apetz of Germany in her Round of 16. Lovlina will now take on top seeded Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the semi-final bout.
With her historic win, Lovlina became only the second Indian female boxer after Mary Kom to clinch an Olympic medal.
From Golaghat in Assam
Lovlina is from Golaghat in Assam where her parents run a small business. Her father, though struggled to provide for her boxing growth financially, Lovlina’s talent travelled and made it to the Olympics. Lovlina’s sisters were also kickboxers but did not pursue beyond a certain level.
To fulfill my father’s dream is my main motivation, and boxing was always in my blood – Lovlina Borgohain
What’s Lovlina’s Backstory?
- She is a World Championship bronze-medallist
- Lovlina Borgohain’s picked a trophy at the Women’s National Boxing Championships in 2019
- She won gold medal at 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament held in New Delhi
- She is a 23-year-old boxer from Assam
- She had earlier won at the planet Championships in her maiden appearance, winning a trophy within the 69 kg event