Lovelina Borgohain lifted the day of India as whole nation was disappointed by shooters. Lovelina Borgohain defeated German Boxer N. Apetz on women’s welterweight Round of 16 at Tokyo Olympics 2020.She is only one match away to bring a medal home. Here’s the detail to know her—
Lovelina Borgohain was born on 2nd October 1997 Golaghat ,Assam. At first she started as kickboxer , following the example of her twin sisters Licha and Lima. Later she shifted to boxing after seeing an opportunity. Her parents were never financially stable and did a lot of struggle to raise the kids.
When Lovelina participated at trials done by Sport Authority of India, held at her school Barpathar Girls High school, she was noticed by renown coach Padum Boro. That’s how she started her career as Boxer.
She won bronze medal at 2018 AIBA women’s World Boxing Championship and 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship. She won her first gold at Open International Boxing held in New Delhi and Silver medal at 2nd Open International Boxing held in Guwahati, India. She was also ranked as 3rd in the 69kg welterweight category.
She became pride of Assam at the age of 23 by qualifying for Olympics and she is the first woman from the state to do so. She is also the 6th person from Assam to receive Arjuna Award. She is second boxer from the state to represent the country after Shiva Thapa.