Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain ended her Tokyo Olympics campaign by bagging a bronze medal. She lost to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey via unanimous decision on Wednesday. She lost the first round 0:5 and was warned with a point deducted in the second round. In the final round, she was dominated by the Turkish boxer as she had to finally settled for a bronze.
It was a difficult road to the semis for the Indian boxer. Lovlina Borgohain won her first bout against Germany’s Nadine Apetz where she won via a split decision. She the met Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter-final and went onto beat her 4:1. The Indian contingent have won two medals in the Olympics so far and both were won by female athletes.
With a bronze medal, Lovlina became only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal. Meanwhile, the Indian cricketing fraternity has reacted to Lovlina’s recent feat at the Olympics. She was congratulated on bagging the bronze receiving a lot of accolades.
Indian Cricketers React After Lovlina Borgohain Bags Bronze In Tokyo Olympics
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— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 4, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 4, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 4, 2021
What a brave brave show against a far stronger boxer. Well fought Lovlina, you kept going in even when everything seemed lost! pic.twitter.com/NGOonG2WOM
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 4, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 4, 2021
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 4, 2021
What a moment for Indians 🇮🇳 🥉
You’ve made us so proud .
Long way to go girl
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) August 4, 2021
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 4, 2021
Proud of you @LovlinaBorgohai 👏👏
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 4, 2021