Being the first female pugilist from Assam, Lovlina Borgohain takes pride as she has been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Meanwhile, she is the first woman from Assam to represent India at the Olympics.
The young athlete Lovlina would be seen fighting it out in the Women’s 69 kg Welterweight category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Hailing from a middle-class family in Golaghat district of Assam, Lovlina started her career with Muay Thai but then switched to boxing.
Reportedly, she participated in a trial conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at her school where she caught the eye Padum Boro – the coach under whom she started practicing the sport in 2012. She also mentions that she has always been inspired by her siblings.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma shared a tweet with a congratulatory message for the athlete that reads, “A matter of great joy and pride for us as @LovlinaBorgohai becomes the first woman pugilist from Assam to qualify for the #Olympics. My heartiest Congratulations to you Lovlina. You have our finest wishes for the big moment. May you continue to shine and succeed.”
My heartiest Congratulations to you Lovlina. You have our finest wishes for the big moment.
May you continue to shine and succeed. pic.twitter.com/DVqP5EbaI2
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 10, 2021