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Assam's Daughter Lovlina Borgogain sails into semi-finals, secures second medal for India

Assam's Daughter Lovlina Borgogain sails into semi-finals, secures second medal for India

Assam's daughter Lovlina Borgohain sailed into the semi-finals by defeating ChineseTaipei's, Nien-chin Chen, a former boxing world champion

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Assam's Daughter Lovlina Borgogain sails into semi-finals Assam's Daughter Lovlina Borgogain sails into semi-finals

TOKYO: Assam's daughter Lovlina Borgohain sailed into the semi-finals by defeating ChineseTaipei's, Nien-chin Chen, a former boxing world champion.

With this triumph, Lovlina has guaranteed India at least a bronze medal at the event.

She is the second women's boxer from India to win an Olympics medal.

The 23 year old boxer will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey on August 4.

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Lovlina (69kg) reached the quarter-finals of the women's welterweight (69-75kg) category after defeating Nadine Apetz of Germany in the Round of 16 at the Kokugikan Arena on Tuesday.

About Lovlina Borgohain

She secured the spot for Summer Games by defeating Uzbekistan’s Maftunakhon Melieva 5-0 in the Asian Olympic qualifiers women’s welterweight (69 kg category) in the quarterfinals.

Beyond the ring, Lovlina also gave a tough fight to the deadly virus after she got infected by COVID-19. However she had to miss the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) sanctioned 52-day Europe tour for 16 elite Indian boxers due to her ailment.

She is the first woman boxer from the state to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Also she is the second boxer after Shiva Thapa to represent the country in boxing.

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