Assam: Ace Pugilist Lovlina Borgohain Delivered Power-Packed Performance In Finals Of ‘Asian Boxing Championship’

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain, delivered power-packed performances in the finals of the 2022 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships at Jordan on Wednesday.

Lovlina (75kg) was up against Seong Suyeon of South Korea in her semi-final bout. Right from the beginning, Lovlina effectively utilized her clever techniques and strategies to capitalize on her opponent to clinch a 5:0 victory by unanimous decision, as per a press release from the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

Throughout the three rounds, the Assam-born boxer displayed her immense strength and superior technical qualities to overpower the South Korean and gave her no chance to make a comeback in the game.

Lovlina, who has two Asian Championships bronze medals to her name is now guaranteed a silver in this edition, confirming her best-ever performance in the competition.

Accompanying Lovlina, Alfiya Pathan (81+kg), Parveen (63kg), and Minakshi (52kg) were equally commanding in their respective semi-final wins as they dominated their bouts in the 5:0 wins by unanimous decision.

It is worth noting that Lovlina Borgohain became the first athlete from the northeastern state of Assam, and third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal, joining the legendary MC Mary Kom and Vijender Singh. Borgohain won the bronze medal in the women’s welterweight event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The ace-pugilist won the junior national championship in 2012, and was soon making waves internationally starting with the silver medal at the 2013 Nation’s Women’s Junior Cup in Serbia. She had a medal finish at the 2014 Nation’s Women’s Youth Cup and followed it up with a silver at the next edition.

India’s total medal count of 12 in this year’s edition of the prestigious tournament is the third highest among all competing nations. The competition witnessed the participation of 267 boxers from 27 top boxing nations.

The final of the tournament for the women’s category will take place on Friday, and for the men’s category will be conducted on Saturday.

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