Tokyo Olympics 2020: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain Storms to Quarter-finals

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Published: July 27,2021 11:56 AM
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Lovlina Borgohain beats Nadine Apetz of Germany to qualify for quarterfinals.

July 27, 2021: Lovlina Borgohain, the first woman boxer from Assam who qualified for Olympics, beats Nadine Apetz of Germany in women's Welterweight (64-69kg) Round of 16 to qualify for quarterfinals.





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.