Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lovlina Borgohain To Face German Boxer Nadine Apetz today

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Published: July 27,2021 10:13 AM
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Lovlina Borgohain, the first woman boxer from Assam who qualified for olympics, is all set to face Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the ring of Tokyo Olympics 2020

July 27, 2021: Lovlina Borgohain, the first woman boxer from Assam who qualified for olympics, is all set to face Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the ring of Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the pre-quarter round today.



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



Lovlina was born on 2 October 1997, and hails from the Golaghat district of Assam.





Earlier, Lovlina won gold at 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament, New Delhi, then silver at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament, Guwahati and bronze at the 2018 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, New Delhi.



She also won bronze at 2019 Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia.



In 2020, she became the sixth person from Assam to receive Arjuna Award.





On the other hand, Nadine Apetz is a German amateur boxer. She won bronze medals at the World Championships in 2016 and 2018, and gold at the 2017 EU Championships.



In 2021, she became the first German woman to qualify for a boxing event at the Summer Olympic Games.