GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - High Performance Director of Boxing Federation of India (BFI) Santiago Nieva who is here to attend a workshop termed Lovlina Borgohain as an Olympic medal prospect.
�Lovlina... when I came she was an upcoming boxer without any big international medal. I remember Raffaele Bergamasco selected her for Commonwealth Games in spite of the fact that she didn�t have the international experience and I think he was proved right. Last year�s world championship, she won bronze for team India. And now, again this year she had a very close bout in the semifinal and got the bronze. I would rate Lovlina as one of our major Olympic medal hope for next year,� Santiago said here on Saturday.
Lovlina lost 2:3 to China�s Yang Liu in the 69 kg category to win bronze medal. In the last world championship also she had won a bronze medal.
The 22-year old boxer from Assam�s Golaghat district had won silver in the 2nd edition of India Open held in Guwahati in May this year. She had won a gold in the first edition in Delhi.