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Lovlina settles for bronze, loses semis bout

By Abdul Gani
Lovlina settles for bronze, loses semis bout

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, Aug 4: Assam's Lovlina Borgohain settled for bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics as she lost her boxing semifinal bout to Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in the 69 kg welterweight category on Wednesday.

Even though she lost her semifinal bout to the reigning world champion, the Golaghat born Lovlina became the first ever from Assam to win an Olympic medal.

She is also the first female from the state to represent the country in the Olympics.

She beat C 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.

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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