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Who is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain (born 2 October 1997) is an Indian boxer. She won bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 in the women’s welterweight event, becoming only the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics.

She won bronze medal at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. 

She won gold medal at the 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament in New Delhi and silver medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati. Borgohain is the first female athlete and the second boxer from Assam to represent the state in the Olympics.

 

In 2020, she became the sixth person from Assam to receive Arjuna Award. Borgohain has been appointed as Deputy superintendent of police by Assam Government. In May 2022, she was elected as the chair and a voting member on the Board of Directors for International Boxing Association (amateur) Athletes’ Committee.

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain enters quarterfinals, Mohammad Hussamuddin cruises into pre-quarters of 57kg

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain enters quarterfinals, Mohammad Hussamuddin cruises into pre-quarters of 57kg
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain enters quarterfinals, Mohammad Hussamuddin cruises into pre-quarters of 57kg

Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin posted convincing wins at the National Exhibition Centre Hall-4 in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday.

Lovlina, also a two-time World championships bronze medallist, began well by recording a 5-0 win against New Zealand’s Ariane Nicholson in a women’s 70kg pre-quarterfinals bout to set up a last-eight clash with 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rosie Eccles of Wales on August 3.

Without getting affected by the off-the ring distractions prior to the Games, the taller Lovlina — accompanied by her personal coach Sandhya Gurung — began positively. The 24-year-old from Assam, who used her long reach, took the first round by landing combinations through nice counter-attacks.

The Indian moved better and landed shots on target as the less experienced New Zealander tried to catch up in the second round.

Lovlina Borgohain Biography, Wiki

With medals at the Olympics, the world and the Asian championships, all in a span of just four years, Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

The journey from a small village to international podiums, however, took the young boxer much more than four years.

Born on October 2, 1997, in a remote hamlet called Baromukhia in the Golaghat district of Assam, Lovlina Borgohain’s family struggled to make ends meet during her childhood.

But that did not stop Lovlina’s father from supporting his children’s sporting ambitions.

Lovlina and her two elder sisters took up Muay Thai, a form of kick-boxing. Both her siblings even competed at the national level.

However, Lovlina Borgohain found her true calling in boxing.

While attending a Sports Authority of India (SAI) boxing trial at her school in 2012, Lovlina Borgohain’s talent caught the eyes of Padum Boro, who eventually became her childhood coach.

“I took a few tests of her like punching bag, fast punching and she did well on those parameters. I thought she could be made into a boxer,” Padum Boro recalled during an interview with Olympics.com.

Lovlina Borgohain Biography Wikipedia
Lovlina Borgohain
Date of birth2 October 1997
Age (as of 2022)24 Years
Place of birthGolaghat, Assam, India
HeightInches- 5′ 10” | Meters- 1.78 M
Weight (approx.)69 kg
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriend name/ AffairsNot Known
Husband NameNot Known
HandOrthodox
StartShe took up combat sport Muay Thai at age 13 before switch to boxing
NationalityIndian
Coach NameRaffaele Bergamasco
Languages spokenEnglish, Hindi
HobbiesTravelling
MedalBronze Medal (Olympic Games Tokyo 2020) Bronze medal at the 2018, 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships gold medal at the 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament in New Delhi Silver medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati

Lovlina Borgohain Career

Lovlina rose to prominence last year when she won a bronze medal at the President’s Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan. She was competing in the 75 kg category. Lovlina had raised hopes by entering the semifinals round of the tournament.

However, she could not get past Shakimova of Kazakhstan. Nevertheless, with the win, Lovlina became the only Indian to register a win in the prestigious tournament. She doubled it by going on to win a bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in November 2017.

Lovlina’s real and possibly the biggest break came at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. In selected in the prestigious tournament in the welterweight boxing category. (The selection, however, was surrounded in controversy as it was found out that Lovlina had not received any official intimation about the purported selection. In fact, she got to know about her selection from a local news channel.)

Lovlina’s selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games was a resultant of her success at the inaugural India Open which is an international boxing championship. In the event that was held in February 2018, Lovlina had won a gold medal in the welterweight category.

At the Commonwealth Games, Lovlina had an impressive start which saw her progress in the quarterfinals of the prestigious event. However, she was to face an arduous task of trouncing United Kingdom’s Sandy Ryan. Sandy is a seasoned boxer and a 2014 World Championships silver medalist.

Nevertheless, Lovlina started the first round on back foot, as four judges of the five ruled in the favour of Sandy. It was a close contest in the following rounds though, as the Indian gave her opponent run for her money. However, much to the disappointment of Lovlina, the interesting contest ended 3-2 in Sandy’s favour. (30-27, 30-27, 28-29, 29-28, 28-29) Nevertheless, that was a vital learning experience. As for Sandy, she went on to win the Welterweight boxing gold.

Lovlina later won a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018. She followed it up with a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship that was held in Poland earlier in September.

Lovlina will now be representing India at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship being held in New Delhi, India.

Lovlina Borgohain Commonwealth Games 2018

In the CWG 2018, Lovlina lost her game in the quarterfinals to Sandy Ryan from the UK in the quarterfinals. Later Lovlina’s opponent Sandy Ryan eventually won the gold in the category. 

Lovlina’s selections in the 2018 Commonwealth Games made her way towards the success at inaugural India Open – an international boxing championship held in February 2018. Lovlina came first and won the gold medal in the welterweight category.

Earlier, before CWG, Lovlina won the bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in November 2017 and another bronze medal at the President’s Cup held in Astana in June 2017.

In June 2018 Lovlina won a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia and a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland held in September 2018.

Lovlina Borgohain Awards 

Here are the awards and recognitions conferred to Lovlina Borgohain.

  • Arjuna Award, presented by President Ram Nath Kovind. The award was conferred virtually for her outstanding performance in boxing.
  • World Olympic Qualifying Event, Borgohain, Women’s 69 kg boxer, trained at Assisi, Italy from October 15 to December 5 and made her way into the World Olympics.
  • She received a Medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Lovlina Borgohain FAQ’s

Who is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain (born 2 October 1997) is an Indian boxer. She won bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 in the women’s welterweight event, becoming only the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics.

How old is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain is currently 24 years old.

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Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin posted convincing wins at the National Exhibition Centre Hall-4 in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday.

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