Guwahati ( Assam) , July 30 : Lovlina Borgohain registered a 4-1 win over Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin in the quarterfinal bout of the Women’s Welterweight category and assured India of its second medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
India is confirmed of 2nd Olympics medal🇮🇳
What a lovely Boxing from Lovlina🥊@LovlinaBorgohai has reached semi-finals and looking for Gold medal in #Tokyo2020 Olympics!#Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/Rc3IU93svF
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 30, 2021
The 23-year-old from Assam will become only the second Indian woman boxer to clinch an Olympic medal when she gets on the podium in the coming days.
This is a BIG punch ❤️
You continue to make us proud #LovlinaBorgohain and keep India’s flag high & shining at #TokyoOlympics2020.
Well done 👏 @LovlinaBorgohai pic.twitter.com/RYFACkNXUN
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 30, 2021
Boxing does not have a bronze medal play off at the Olympics, and all the pugilists who reach the semifinals are assured of a medal.
As soon as Lovlina qualified for the semifinal and assured India of their second medal in Tokyo, the Indian social media exploded in appreciation of the youngster.
With her win, Lovlina Borgohain has become the only second Indian female boxer to clinch an Olympic medal — the colour of which is yet to be decided.
Overall, she would be the third Olympic medal winner after Vijender Singh (2008) and Mary Kom (2012).
Lovilina defeated Nien-Chin Chen in the welterweight (64-69 kg) category. She won the game via a 4:1 split decision. She won the first round 3:2. She won the next round unanimously. In the final round, she secured a 4:1 win. In the semi-finals, she will compete against Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli.
As soon as boxer Lovlina Borgohain, won her quarter-final bout against Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei, assuring India of a second medal at the Tokyo Olympics, people in her hometown in Golaghat district of Assam came out on the streets to celebrate.
They danced, clapped and cheered Ms Borgohain. Some of them beat dhols and sang traditional Assamese songs. And many of them recorded the moment on their mobile phones as TV crews jostled with the crowd to report the emphatic celebration.
#WATCH | Assam: Villagers and neighbours of boxer Lovlina Borgohain in Sarupathar, Golaghat were seen celebrating her victory in the Boxing, Women's Welterweight (64-69kg), Quarterfinal 2 in #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/56WuNdp841
— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2021
( With Agency inputs )
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