An all-faith prayer meet was held in Assam’s Kokrajhar for the success of Lovlina Borgohain in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. 

The prayer meet was held at the SAI-SAG Centre in Kokrajhar under the aegis of Sports and Youth Welfare, BTC. 

BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare Daobaisa Boro said sport is a symbol of unity. He said Lovlina is an inspiration for the youngsters of the region and the nation. 

Meanwhile, proceedings in the Assam Assembly would be adjourned for thirty minutes on Wednesday during the semi-final bout of Lovlina Borgohain in Tokyo Olympics. 

Lovlina Borgohain will be in pursuit of history when she locks horns with Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the welterweight women’s boxing semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. 

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Lovlina Borgohain has already assured India of another Olympics medal after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter final of women’s welterweight category.  

Lovlina Borgohain, a two-time world championship bronze-medallist, is also the first female boxer from Assam to qualify for the Olympics. 

Lovlina, who ensured India’s second medal by reaching the women’s 69kg semifinals on Friday, said she developed the fearless attitude with the passage of time.  

“When I began, I was not fearless. But when I gained confidence in my abilities I did not care about what people were saying and started performing better,” Lovlina had said at a virtual press meet. 

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com