Boxer Lovlina Borgohain storms into semis, assures India of 2nd medal at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their second medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after she beat Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in her quarterfinal bout, to enter the semi-finals here on Friday.

This will be India’s second medal at Tokyo after Mirabai Chanu’s silver in weightlifting.

Borgohain, a two-time world championship bronze-medallist, outclassed Chen 4-1 to make the last-four.

Lovlina had beaten Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the Round of 16. She will now face reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

With this win, Lovlina became their Indian boxer to clinch a medal at Olympics Games.

Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012). had won bronze medals for India in the past.

Earlier, Simranjit Kaur (60kg) lost to Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Tokyo 2020.

The 26-year-old Indian, seeded fourth, went down 0-5 in her Olympic debut

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