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History scripted, Lovlina ensures Olympic medal

By Abdul Gani
History scripted, Lovlina ensures Olympic medal

Tokyo: India's Lovlina Borgohain clenches her fist after winning her bout against Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei during women's welterweight (64-69kg) category boxing match, at the Summer Olympics 2020 on July 30, 2021. Borgohain won 4-1. (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati, July 30: Assam's Lovlina Borgohain has scripted history as she ensured a medal in the Olympics by reaching the semifinals of boxing.

Lovlina becomes the first ever from Assam to win an Olympic medal. She beat NC Chen of Chinese Taipei in the 69kg weight category by 4-1.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Lovlina defeated her German opponent Nadine Apetz by 3-2 in a split decision.

The Golaghat born pugilist is the also first female athlete from Assam to represent the country in the Olympics.

Lovlina has already proved her worth at the global arena by winning two back to back world championships in 2018 and 2019. She won bronze on both occasions.

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