Lovlina ensures another medal for India

Tokyo, 30/7: Indian female boxer Lovlina Borgohain has assured India’s second medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She has reached the semi-finals of the welterweight category (64-69 kg). With this, at least his bronze medal has been confirmed. She is entering the Olympics for the first time. In the quarterfinal match, Lovlina defeated Nien Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei 4-1. She got a bye in the first round, while in the round of 16, she defeated 35-year-old German boxer Nedine Apetz 3-2. Earlier, female weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the silver medal.


Lovlina Borgohain is a two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships and a one-time Asian Championships bronze medalist. Prior to Lovlina, female boxer MC Mary Kom won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Only two female boxers have won medals in Olympic history. In the men’s category, Vijender Singh won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lovlina will take on Anna Lysenko of Turkey in the semi-finals. Lysenko, 25, is the world champion of 2019.
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