Lovlina Borgohain earns a bronze medal in the women's Boxing welter weight category; here's her journey

Lovlina Borgohain earns a bronze medal in the women's Boxing welter weight category; here's her journey

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TOKYO: Lovlina Borgohain, the 23-year-old Pugilist from Assam has won a bronze medal in the women's Boxing welterweight category (64-69kg) today after she loses to Busenaz Srmeneli of Turkey 0-5 in the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

The semi-final of the Women's Boxing, Welter (64-69kg) was held at Kokugikan Arena, Tokyo, Japan today.

Lovlina sailed into the semi-finals by defeating Chinese Taipei’s, Nien-chin Chen, a former boxing world champion on July 30.

Congratulating Lovlina Borgohain on winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter and wrote, "Dear


you have made our country proud! Congratulations on winning Olympic Bronze medal! We are extremely proud of your achievement!



Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also took to Twitter to congratulate lovlina.

"Congratulations to Assam’s daughter


for bringing home the bronze medal in


  class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0" style="text-transform: initial;"> boxing. Your name will be etched in golden letters in the history of Assam. The entire nation is proud of your phenomenal achievement."

She is the second women’s boxer from India and the first from the state from Assam to win an Olympics medal.

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey, her opponent, is the top seed in the weight category. In 2019, the 23-year-old won the World Championships, a competition in which Lovlina Borgohain took bronze.

The Turkish pugilist won bronze at the 2019 European Championships.


Lovlina Borogohain's early life and achievements: 

Lovlina was born on October 2, 1997, in the Golaghat district of Assam.

Tiken, her father, is a small-scale businessman who has struggled financially to fund his daughter's desire.

The Assamese began kickboxing after following in the footsteps of her twin sisters Licha and Lima.

However, unlike her twin elder sisters, Licha and Lima, who went on to participate at the national level in kickboxing, Lovlina chose boxing.

She faced society, who questioned her interest in Boxing since she was woman, on her way to the top, however, this did not deter her ambitions, as she went on to win her first major medal at the World Championships in 2018.

With a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Championships, the 23-year-old captured the limelight for the first time.

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Lovlina Borgohain then went on to win a bronze medal at the 2017 President's Cup, which was held in Astana.

She made the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2018 but was eliminated in the quarterfinals due to a stunning loss.

She continued to work on her game with the greatest attention after the quarterfinal setback.

Her dedication paid off as she added two more bronze medals to her collection in the 2019 World Championships and the Asian Championships earlier this year.

The Indian government presented Lovlina with the Arjuna award for her contributions to the country.

Lovlina's achievements:-

  • Bronze Medalist 2018 & 2019 World Championships
  • Bronze Medalist 2017 & 2021 Asian Championships



Lovlina Borgohain , Women’s 69 kg boxer, trained at Assisi, Italy from October 15 to December 5 for World Olympic.

Edited By: Admin
Published On: Aug 04, 2021