Great news has come for India from the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain has ensured another medal for the country by making it to the semi-finals of the 69 kg weight category in the boxing event. However, another female boxer, Simranjit Kaur, crashed out after losing in the 60 kg weight category.
Lovlina Borgohain defeated Chen Nien-chin of Chinese Taipei to reach the semi-finals of the 69kg weight category. In all three rounds, Lovlina did not allow the rival boxer to last. In the first round, 3 out of 5 judges have ruled in favor of Lovlina. In the second round, all 5 judges found Lovlina as the winner. In the third round, 4 judges voted Lovlina better. In this way, Lovlina won the match by 4-1. In the boxing event, the medal gets confirmed as soon as the athlete reaches the semi-finals.
Lovlina Borgohain of #IND outpunches #TPE's Chen Nien-Chin in welterweight category (64-69kg) to advance to the semis 🔥#Tokyo2020 #StrongerTogether #UnitedByEmotion #Boxing @LovlinaBorgohai pic.twitter.com/JyYlNvGLze
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) July 30, 2021
Lovlina has become the second Indian woman boxer from India to win a medal in the Olympics. Before her, MC Mary Kom had won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics. Lovlina is the third Indian to win an Olympic medal in boxing in both men and women. Among men, Vijender Singh has won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This was Lovlina’s fourth fight against a boxer from Chinese Taipei. In the previous 3 matches, she had lost against the boxer of Chinese Taipei every time, but by win this game she made history in the Tokyo Olympic ring.