Tokyo 2020 Boxing: Its Bronze Medal for Lovlina

    Today’s Tokyo 2020 Boxing ring semi-final contest was the most awaited and anxious match with India’s Lovlina Borgohain semi final bout going after the gold. Millions of heart broke, after a hard fought game, she lost her fight and will not have to settle for Bronze Meal.She lost her semi-final bout to top seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey via unanimous decision on Wednesday.

    Lovlina lost the first round 0:5 as all the judges gave the decision in favour of the Turkish boxer. Lovlina was warned and a point was deducted of her total points in the second round.

    Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli through to women’s welterweight final; Indian hopeful Lovlina Borgohain had to be content with a bronze medal after her brave and tough attempt to enter into the finals.

    Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli has won her women’s welterweight semi-final bout 5-0 to advance to the Olympic final. She dominated India’s Lovlina Borgohain over three rounds, with the world championship bronze medallist from Assam receiving a standing eight count in the first and third round, as well as having a point deducted for holding in the second.

    Surmeneli, the 2019 world champion, fought aggressively from the start, imposing her come-forward style on the Indian hopeful. Now she moves onto the gold medal match to fight for a chance at Olympic glory.

    Borgohain, for her part, goes home with an impressive Olympic bronze medal, to add to the two world championships bronzes she claimed in 2018 and 2019.

    Lovlina cheers India With Bronze Medal

    Lovlina Wins Bronze for India at Tokyo 2020 Boxing
    Lovlina wins Bronze for India at Olympics 2020 Boxing – Image courtesy Olympics 2020

    In the third and final round, Lovlina was outboxed by the reigning world champion. With a bronze medal, Lovlina became only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal. Lovlina had a tough Round of 16 bout against Germany’s Nadine Apetz where she won via a split decision.

    In the quarterfinal, Lovlina punched her way into the semis with a 4:1 win over Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen. Earlier in the day, wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia won their initial two bouts to reach semi-finals. Both wrestlers will be in action later in the day and a win will assure both of at least a silver medal.

    Neeraj Chopra eyes Gold Medal at Olympics 2020 Javelin Event

    India’s Neeraj Chopra cheered billions of India’s as he qualified for the men’s final in his first attempt itself as he went past the automatic qualification mark of 83.50m easily.

    Neeraj registered a throw of 86.65m and topped Group A. India’s Shivpal Singh threw 74.81m in his third attempt in Group B of men’s Javelin Throw Qualification round.

    In his first two throws, he registered 76.40m and 74.80m and failed to qualify for the final. In golf, Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar started Round 1 in women’s Individual Stroke Play.


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