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.

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