It is a moment of great pride for our country that an Indian boxer won the bronze medal for our country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The bronze medal was India’s third medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, behind Mirabai Chanus’ silver in weightlifting and P.V. Sindhu’s bronze in the women’s individual badminton competition. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won silver in the 49 kg weight category, was the first Indian medalist at the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics unanimously against Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the women’s welterweight (64-69kg) semi-final. India’s boxing campaign at the Tokyo Olympics ended with a defeat. Borgohain (69kg) signed for an Olympic bronze medal after losing 0-5 to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli, ending the national boxing campaign in Tokyo and adding a third medal to the nation’s total.
Lovlina Borgohain Assam had already won a medal for the country after reaching the semi-finals but struggled to change the colour of her medal. Still, her progress was halted by the defending world champion, who dominated the match from the start and advanced to the final, coming out victorious.
Lovlina Borgohain secured India her first boxing medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 when she eclipsed Taiwan’s former world champion, Nien-Chin Chen, to reach the semi-finals. Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, India, was rooting for her.
Borgohain becomes the third Indian boxer to reach the podium after Vijender Singh (2008) and MC Mary Kom (2012), with Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh calling Borgohain a “future world champion” and ”example”. Government President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Borgohain on social networks after winning the Olympic bronze medal. Winning the award was widely celebrated, and they even received a salute from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. Borgohain fought hard and decisively against the best boxers globally and won her first national Olympic boxing medal in nine years. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Union Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju praised Indian fighter Lovlina Borgohain after boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze.
Lovlina Borgohain took on a company that questioned her interest in boxing since she was a woman on her way to the top. However, the company didn’t stop her ambition as she won her first major medal at the World Championships 2018. Indias Lovlina Borgohain Assam was unable to compete against Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli as she lost all three rounds by a five judges unanimous decision in favour of the Turkish boxer.
Lovlinas’ Olympic medals sounded the alarm for the Assamese government to secure their development in the Assamese village finally. After winning the bronze medal, Biswajit Phukan, a member of the Indian government’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that he would repair the road to the village to celebrate the occasion.