Boxer Lovlina Borgohain settles for Bronze after semis defeat


Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday lost to Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli by unanimous decision in the women's welterweight (69 kg) semifinal at Tokyo Olympics. The Assam boxer signed off with a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz.

Lovlina, a two-time bronze medallist at the world championships, entered the semis after beating Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen in the women’s welterweight bout earlier on Friday.

Even though she was outplayed, Lovlina also became India’s second woman boxer with an Olympic bronze after Mary Kom in the 2012 London Games.

Lovina’s bronze medal takes India’s medal tally to three after Mirabai Chanu’s bronze medal in women’s weightlifting on the first day on July 24 and PV Sindhu’s bronze in badminton women’s singles on August 1.