India’s ace pugilist Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday, August 4, bagged the third medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The 23-year-old, Indian Boxer from Assam Lovlina clinched Bronze Medal for India in the 69 kg weight category.
However, her dream of winning the Gold for India remained unfulfilled as she goes down to reigning world champion Surmeneli Busenaz of Turkey 0-5 in the semi-finals at the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena.
“I dedicate this medal to the nation,” said Lovlina Borgohain post her semi-final bout.
“I wanted to win a gold medal, but somehow that did not happen. But I am happy to have won a bronze medal for the country,” Borgohain added.
With this, Lovlina became the third boxer from India to win a medal at the Olympics after Vijender Singh at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Mary Kom at the 2012 London Olympics.
Earlier, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Silver) and ace badminton player PV Sindhu (Bronze) scored medals for India at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Borgohain had earlier outclassed Germany’s Nadine Apetz by a 3:2 split decision and stormed into the quarterfinals where she defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien- Chin Chen and assured a medal for India.
Wishes pour in for Assam’s Boxing Champion
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to their respective Twitter handle and congratulated ace pugilist Lovlina Borgohain on winning the bronze medal in Boxing for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
“Congratulations to Lovlina Borgohain! With your hard work and dogged determination, you have done the nation proud. Your Bronze medal in boxing at the Olympics Games will inspire the youth, especially young women, to battle with challenges and turn their dreams into reality,” President Ram Nath Kovind said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended best wishes to the Indian Boxer for her future endeavors.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, “Well fought Lovlina Borgohain! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavors.”
Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur also congratulated boxer Lovlina Borgohain for winning a bronze medal in her first Olympics.
India is extremely proud of what you have achieved! You’ve achieved a bronze medal in your first Olympics; the journey has just begun, Union Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted.
Sportspersons, Film celebrities, and Politicians also took to social media to wish the boxer from Assam on her Olympic glory.