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10 things to know about Lovlina Borgohain, India's bronze medallist in Tokyo Olympics

Here are 10 things you should know about boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who won a bronze medal for India at Tokyo Olympics.

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Lovlina Borgohain's usual weight category has been slashed from the Paris Olympics (Source: Getty)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 4 Aug 2021 6:42 AM GMT

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain who had earlier assured a medal for India competing in the women's 69KG boxing competition by reaching the semifinals wins bronze after suffering a 5-0 defeat against Turkey's reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli

Here are 10 things to know about the pugilist who has brought pride to the nation:

Where does Lovlina Borgohain hail from?

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain hails from the Sarupathar constituency in the Golaghat district of Assam.

How old is Lovlina Borgohain?

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain is 23 years old

When did Lovlina Borgohain pick up boxing?

Lovlina Borgohain picked up boxing at the age of 12 under coach Padum Boro.

What are Lovlina Borgohain's biggest achievements?

Lovlina Borgohain today won a bronze medal at the Olympics and became the first player from Assam to win an Olympic medal. Besides, she has won the bronze medal twice at World Boxing Chmapionships

What other sports did Lovlina Borgohain play?

Lovlina Borgohain would take part in Muay Thai, a form of kickboxing with her two sisters. Later she switched to boxing.

What inspired Lovlina Borgohain to take up boxing?

A newspaper cutting of boxing legend Muhammad Ali inspired Lovlina to take up the sport.

How did Lovlina Borgohain qualify for Tokyo Olympics?

In 2020, Lovlina made her place in the Tokyo Olympics after winning a bronze medal in the Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifiers.

What is Lovlina Borgohain's family background?

Lovlina Borgohain's father works in a tea garden near Baromukhia in Assam. Her mother is a homemaker.

In which category, Lovlina Borgohain fights?

Lovlina fights in the 69KG welterweight category.

What is the medal colour of Lovlina at the Tokyo Olympics?

Lovlina's medal colour is bronze as it was confirmed after she lost her semifinal bout and failed to reach the finals.

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