Lovlina Borgohain from Assam, has lost her semi-final bout against Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the welterweight women’s boxing at the Tokyo Olympics.
With this loss, Lovlina has settled for a bronze medal.
Lovlina lost to her Turkish opponent Busenaz Surmeneli by 0-5.
Surmeneli dominated Lovlina from the very start of the bout.
With a bronze medal, Lovlina became only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal.
23-year-old Lovlina Borgohain had already assured India of their first boxing medal at the ongoing Olympic Games when she upstaged former world champion – Nien-Chin Chen of Taiwan, to enter the semis.
Lovlina’s father said: “I did not watch the match. I got to know later that she could not perform well today. She needs to improve he game and work harder. However, an Olympic bronze medal is a good way to start.”
The Assam Assembly was adjourned for 30 minutes during Lovlina Borgohain’s semi-final bout.
Congratulatory messages flooded the social media for Lovlina Borgohain for securing a bronze medal for India.
Hearty congratulations to Lovlina Borgohain for bagging a bronze medal in the Women's Welterweight Boxing competition at the #TokyoOlympics2020. She has made the entire nation proud. My best wishes for her future endeavours. @LovlinaBorgohai pic.twitter.com/Y8F9Gp0QMb
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 4, 2021
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
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 4, 2021
Congratulating Lovlina Borgohain for bringing home Third Olympic Medal. Lovlina’s stellar performance in women's #Boxin welterweight category has won #Bronze. #cheer4India #IND #Tokyo2020 #OlympicGames
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 4, 2021
You put up a great fight and have added one more medal to India's tally, Lovlina Borgohain
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 4, 2021
And it’s bronze in boxing ???? proud of you #LovlinaBorgohain
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 4, 2021
Young Lovlina Borgohain has made the Nation proud with her grit and determination. Her performance till the very end was awe inspiring to watch.
— Sushmita Dev (@sushmitadevinc) August 4, 2021
— Sushma Verma (@ImSushVerma) August 4, 2021