Lovlina Borgohain wins India’s third medal at the Games

Lovlina won the third Olympic medal for India. She won bronze medal after going down 0-5 against Busenaz Surmeneli from Turkey in 69kg welterweight semifinals on August 4, 2021.

Key Points

  • Lovlina Borgohain has also become the second Indian female boxer, after MC Mary Kom, to win an Olympic bronze.
  • Mary Kom had won the medal in 2012 London Olympics.
  • 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.
  • Lovlina has become first-ever Assamese woman to win the Olympic medal.
  • Lovlina Borgohain is the third Indian boxer to win Olympic bronze following legendary boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh.
  • Mary Kom and Vijender Singh had won bronze medal respectively in 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • She is currently ranked at world no. 3.

Who is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain belongs to Golaghat district of Assam. Her father is a small-scale businessman. She started her career as kickboxer and switched to boxing after getting opportunity from the field. She participated in trials at her high school conducted by Sports Authority of India. She was selected by renowned Coach Padum Boro. He started giving training Lovlina in 2012. She was selected to participate in 2018 Commonwealth Games in welterweight boxing category. However, she could not win medal and lost it in quarterfinals.

Medals won by Lovlina

  • Lovlina had won a gold medal at International Boing Championship in February 2018 in welterweight category.
  • She also won bronze at Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in 2017.
  • At the President’s cup in Astana in June 2017, she won bronze and in June 2018, a silver medal at Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia.
  • At 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland in September 2018, she won bronze.
  • She also represented India at 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi and won bronze medal in 69 kg category.

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