Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) secured Tokyo Olympic berths by advancing to the semi-finals of the Asian Qualifiers at Amman in Jordan.
Borgohain along with Satish Kumar (+91kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) joined seasoned Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) in the qualifiers’ list for the Tokyo Olympic on March 8th, 2020.
The two-time world bronze-winner and second seed Borgohain eased past Uzbekistan’s Maftunakhon Melieva to enter the semifinals. This will be Borgohain’s maiden Olympic spot.
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Borgohain hails from Golaghat district of Assam. Her career’s biggest break came when she was selected to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games welterweight boxing category.
She represented India for the first time at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, held in New Delhi, where she won the bronze medal in the Welterweight (69 kg) category.
Congratulatory messages poured in for the boxer. “We are with you in this dream to achieve the greatest of sporting glory. My best wishes for the journey ahead,” Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wrote on Twitter.
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