Tokyo, Aug 4: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain took the bronze medal after she lost the women's welterweight (64-69kg) semi-final bout to Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli by 5-0 in the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
Lovlina, 23, started round one with a good strategy as she didn't let the Turkish boxer take charge. But soon, Busenaz showed her class and dominated the whole game.
Even though she was outplayed, Lovlina also became India’s second woman boxer with an Olympic bronze after Mary Kom in the 2012 London Games. Earlier on Friday, the Assamese pugilist defeated Nien-Chin Chen by a split decision of 4-1.
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Lovina’s bronze medal takes India’s medal tally to three after Mirabai Chanu’s bronze medal in women’s weightlifting on the first day on July 24 and PV Sindhu’s bronze in badminton women’s singles on August 1.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Lovlina Borgohain for winning the Bronze Medal in Boxing at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Prime Minister also said that her tenacity and determination are admirable.
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In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Well fought @LovlinaBorgohai! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours. #Tokyo2020"