Tokyo Olympics: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain settles for bronze after losing in semis

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 04, 2021, 11:08 AM(IST)

Tokyo Olympics: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain Photograph:( Twitter )

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Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli dominated the match against the Indian fighter from the very first round and won the bout. Despite the loss, Lovlina managed to increase India's medal tally with a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

Lovlina Borgohain has become the third boxer after Mary Kom and Vijender Singh to win a medal in Olympics. The 23-year-old Indian boxer who was eyeing gold fell short of her target as she lost to world no.1 Busenaz Surmeneli. 

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Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli dominated the match against the Indian fighter from the very first round and won the bout unanimously. Despite the loss, Lovlina managed to increase India's medal tally with a bronze.

Reigning World Champion Surmeneli will now take on Gu Hong in the final of the women's welterweight category. 

Earlier, wrestlers Ravi Kumar and Deepak Punia made it into the semi-finals in their respective categories. 

Neeraj Chopra, who is seen as India's top bet for another medal, qualified for the men's javelin final in a stunning first attempt of 86.65m on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

The monstrous throw helped him finish on top of Group A. Neeraj's biggest rival and a contender for Gold Johannes Vetter (from Germany) qualified in his third attempt with a throw of 85.64m. Finland's Lassi Etelatalo is the third automatic qualification with a throw of 84.50m.

However, Shivpal Singh failed to qualify from Group B and bowed out after a disappointing 76.40m throw.

India is now on 62nd rank with one silver and two bronze medals in the medals' tally. 

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