Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who made her Olympics debut at Tokyo, has gotten another award for India in the wake of crushing Chinese Taipei’s Nein-Chin Chen 4-1 in the ladies’ welterweight class (64-69kg) on July 30 (Friday).
Presently, Lovlina will like to go further and transform her medal into silver or gold, however up until now, the success has guaranteed India no less than a bronze.
The 23-year-old Lovlina won her session by a 4:1 split choice at the Ryogoku Kokugikan field. Up until this point, Mary Kom and Vijender Singh are the solitary Indian fighters who have won an Olympic decoration previously.
In the first round, Lovlina looked forceful and handled a couple of body blows on the adversary, who reacted in a similar way.
In the second round, India utilized her tallness well to maintain Chen at separation and snuck in some scoring punches, winning it in a decisive victory.
Lovlina kept up with her strategy and zeroed in on winning it in spite of Chen’s frantic assaults and got India a decoration. She will currently confront Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli, the favorite, in the semi-finals.
India’s first Medal:
The 26-year-old Mirabai Chanu opened India’s award count at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning a silver in Weightlifting Women’s 49kg class on July 24.