Lovlina Borgohain won a Bronze medal for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after falling short in front of Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the women’s welterweight semis. Lovlina became the third Indian to win a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for India. The Indian boxer paved her way to semis but was completely outplayed by the Turkish in the welterweight (64-69kg) category. Busenaz Surmeneli was declared the winner via unanimous decision on 4th August, Wednesday. Let’s look at Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli Highlights.
Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli
Borgohain became only the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom. Surmeneli dominated Borgohain 5-0 in the first round to grab an early advantage. Borgohain tried her best to come back from the hefty deficit but failed in the process.
Lovlina was also reduced to a point for launching a punch on Surmeneli while the referee was separating the fighters. Surmeneli won the second round as well and held Lovlina in the third round to book her place in the finals. Surmeneli will be up against China’s Gu Hong in the final after the latter defeated USA’s Oshae Jones in the semifinal.
#IND's Lovlina Borgohain wins India's THIRD medal at #Tokyo2020 – and it's a #Bronze in the women's #Boxing welterweight category! #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #Olympics pic.twitter.com/wcX69n3YEe
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 4, 2021
Indian Dignities lauds Lovlina Borgohain
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sachin Tendulkar, every Indian applauded Lovlina’s efforts in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Let’s have a look at some of those.
PM Narendra Modi
Well fought @LovlinaBorgohai! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours. #Tokyo2020
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 4, 2021
Terrific achievement to win a medal in your first ever #Olympics
With your commitment and hard work, I am sure things will only get better from here.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 4, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind
Congratulations to Lovlina Borgohain! With your hard work and dogged determination, you have done the nation proud. Your Bronze medal in boxing at the Olympics Games will inspire the youth, especially young women, to battle with challenges and turn their dreams into reality.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 4, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2021
Lovlina Borgohain's story is one of grit & that spirit of never giving up.
Having battled COVID-19 last year, she beat the odds at #Tokyo2020 to secure a bronze for India 🇮🇳.
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) August 4, 2021