Lovlina Borgohain, who won a bronze award for India at the Tokyo Olympics, dedicated it to her parents. Lovlina says people use to make fun of her parents since they have three daughters.
Borgohain got to be as it were the third Indian boxer to win an award at the masterpiece. After Vijender Singh (2008) and MC Mary Kom (2012).
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) was marked off with a bronze medal in her debut Olympic Games. After a comprehensive 0-5 misfortune to ruling world winner Busenaz Surmeneli on Wednesday. Bringing an end also to the country’s campaign within the sport.
“I dedicate this decoration to my guardians. They were uncovered to disdainful comments from society since they have three daughters,” Lovlina told Aaj Tak after her semi-final bout.
“People used to say that my parents must have done something wrong in their previous lives. That’s why they don’t have a son. So, this medal is for my parents; they have sacrificed a lot for us.”
“When I started boxing, people used to make sexist taunts to me. Hopefully, my performance has given such people, who hold that kind of thinking, a befitting reply,” she added.
Up against very actually a bully within the ring, Borgohain was totally out-punched by the gold award top choice Turkish boxer. Who created a thoroughly dominating performance.
Borgohain, who hails from Assam, too adapted a one-point conclusion within the moment circular for not paying consideration to the referee’s information in spite of a few cautions.
“I was confident of winning the bout. I tried my best, but somehow I could not execute my plan. That could have done better,” said Lovlina.
Surmeneli was unwavering in all three rounds. After being unsettled only slightly within the opening few seconds. When Borgohain attempted to keep her at a long-range and struck only counter-attacking straight hits.
The Indian men’s campaign had finished within the quarter-final organize after Satish Kumar (+91kg) went down also to world winner Bakhodir Jalolov. The other four male boxers bowed out after opening-round defeats.
Among the women, six-time world winner MC Mary Kom (51kg) lost within the pre-quarters, whereas Poja Rani (75kg) endured defeat within the quarter-finals.
Commenting on her future goals, the 23-year-old said: “The focus is to change the colour of my medal at the Paris Olympics.”
“But before that, I want to win medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games,” said Lovlina.