Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian boxer who is currently ranked world No. 2 in the 69kg weight category. She is a two-time Asian champion and has won a bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships. Borgohain is now gunning for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here’s everything you need to know about this rising star in the world of boxing.
Lovlina Borgohain was born in Assam, India on December 26, 1995. She took up boxing at the age of 17 after being inspired by Mary Kom, another Indian boxer who went on to win an Olympic bronze medal in 2012. Borgohain quickly rose through the ranks and won her first international medal – a silver – at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Since then, Borgohain has gone from strength to strength. She won back-to-back gold medals at the Asian Championships in 2017 and 2018, and followed that up with a bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in New Delhi, India. She is currently ranked world No. 2 in the 69kg weight category and is one of India’s best hopes for a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Borgohain is known for her aggressive style of boxing, and her height (1.78m) gives her a reach advantage over most of her opponents. Her coach, Ishwar Pandey, has said that she is “one of the fittest athletes” he has ever coached. When she’s not training or competing, Borgohain enjoys reading books and listening to music.
Lovlina Borgohain is one of India’s brightest hopes for a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old boxer has already won several prestigious international medals, and her aggressive style of boxing makes her a force to be reckoned with inside the ring. With her sights set on Olympic glory, don’t be surprised if we see Borgohain standing on the podium next year with a gold medal around her neck.
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