Olympic Medallist Lovlina Borgohain Felicitated In Guwahati, Asked To Join Police Force

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Lovlina Borgohain Felicitated: Olympic medallist got felicitated in Guwahati on Thursday after her bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Chief Minister of Assam requested the athlete to join the state police force as a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government will give a monthly financial aid of one lakh rupees to Borgohain till Paris Olympics. In addition to that, Sarma also announced that a sporting complex worth Rs 25 crore will be built in Saupathar of Golaghat district, Assam in Borgohain’s name.

The Olympic medallist boxer reached Guwahati on Thursday and was received by the Chief Minister at the airport. Borgohain won the bronze medal in the welterweight (69 kg) category.

Borgohain boarded a bus at the airport and reached a city hotel where she was felicitated. She will reportedly have a meeting with Governor Jagdish Mukhi in the evening.

The athlete will reportedly not go to her village Baromukhiya in Golaghat during this trip. She is to return to Delhi to attend the Independence Day event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all the Olympic medallists.

After six-time world champion MC Mary Kom and Vijendra Singh, Borgohain is the third Indian boxer to have a podium finish at the Olympic games.

Borgohain had ensured herself a medal at the Tokyo Games by defeating Nien-Chin Chen by 4:1 in the quarterfinals on July 30.

Borgohain started out as a kickboxer before Sports Authority of India’s Padum Boro, while scouting for talent in Assam’s Golaghat district, discovered her talent. He inspired her to take up boxing and she won a bronze medal in her debut world championship in 2018, following it up with another bronze the next year.

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