Lovlina Borgohai: NATION’S PRIDE

Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian amateur woman boxer. Borgohain became third boxer after Vijender Singh in Beijing 2008 and Mary Kom in London 2012, to win an Olympic medal. She banged a Bronze Medal in the women’s Welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics. But she wasn’t satisfied with her performance. Her main aim was to win Gold for the country. She rejoices in her victory when she won her quarterfinals against Chen Nien-chin of Chinese Taipei, assuring India a medal. But Indian boxer Lovlina soon shifted her focus towards semi-finals against Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

Borgohain was born on 2 October 1997, and hails from the Golaghat District of Assam. She was born to Tiken and Mamoni Borgohain. Her father is a small scale businessman and struggled financially to support her daughter to achieve her ambition. Her elder twin sisters Licha and Lima also competed at national level of kickboxing but due to lack financial support they didn’t continue and Borgohain also started her career in kickboxing but later switched to boxing as soon as she got an opportunity.

TOKYO OLYMPICS

The Sports Authority of India held trials at her high school Barpathar Girls High School, where she was noticed and was selected by renowned coach Padum Chandra Bodo at the SAI STC Guwahati from 2012 to learn basics of boxing. She was later trained by Sandhya Gurung.

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2021 DUBAI ASIAN CHAMPIONSHPS1
2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS1
2019 ULAN-UDE WORLD CHAPIONSHIPS1
2018 NEW DELHI WORLD CHAPIONSHIPS1
2017 HO CHI MINH CITY ASIAN CHAMPIONSHPS1
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WOMEN’S AMATEUR BOXING
REPRESENTING INDIA

Lovlina Borgohain was awarded with Arjuna Award, presented by President Ram Nath Kovind virtually for her outstanding performance in boxing. She was rewarded with rupees 25 lakhs from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, rupees 1 crores from BYJU’s, rupees 1 crore from the Government of Assam, rupees 30 lakhs from the Government of India and rupee 3 lakhs from the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.

Lovlina Borgohain felt great and enjoyed the entire Tokyo Olympic journey. But she is not fully satisfied with my performance. Borgohain dream was to win gold for the nation. So her journey was incomplete foe me, but also happy that she didn’t come back empty-handed and managed to win a medal for India.

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