Lovlina Borgohain

Indian boxer from Assam, Lovlina Borgohain on Tuesday defeated Germany’s Nadine Apetz 3-2 and advanced to the pre-quarters of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

She is now just 2 steps away from winning a medal in the 69 kg category at the Olympics.

Confirming the news, the Boxing federation of India tweeted:  “What a debut for @LovlinaBorgohai at #Olympics she defeats Flag of Germany’s N Apetz 3-2 and advances to pre quarters, 2 steps away from medal in 69 kg category at @Tokyo2020.”

Lovlina faced Nadine Apetz in the ring of Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the round of 16 at 10.57 am (IST) on Tuesday.

Lovlina is the first woman boxer from Assam, who has qualified for Olympics.

On July 22, Lovlina made it through to the pre-quarters of Tokyo Olympics due to the withdrawal of her opponent from the event.

She qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in March 2020 by winning the Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament.

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