A medal is now confirmed for India by virtue of Lovlina Borgohain entering the semi-finals where she will face 2019 world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.
India’s start in the Tokyo Olympics on Friday has been fantastic. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain has secured another medal for the country by making it to the semifinals of the 69 kg weight category. Archer Dipika Kumari has reached the quarter finals. Meanwhile, the women’s hockey team is currently tied at 0-0 in the group stage match against Ireland.
Lovlina Borgohain has reached the semifinals of the 69 kg weight category by defeating Chin Nien Chin of Chinese Taipei. In all three rounds, Lovlina did not let the rival boxer dominate. In the first round, 3 out of 5 judges have ruled in favor of Lovlina. In the second round all 5 judges found Lovlina the winner. In the third round, 4 judges declared Lovlina winner. Thus, the Indian boxing champion won the match 4-1. A medal is now confirmed for India by virtue of Lovlina entering the semi-finals. Lovelina will face 2019 world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the semifinals. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won the first medal for India in this Olympics. She has won a silver medal.
Lovlina has become the second Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal. Prior to that, MC Mary Kom had won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. Lovlina is the third Indian to win an Olympic medal in boxing. In men’s category, boxer Vijender Singh won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
On the other hand, Deepika Kumari has reached the quarter finals of archery. She defeated Russia’s Xenia Perova 6-5 in a shootout in the pre-quarterfinals. She will face South Korea’s Ann Sen in the quarterfinals. The quarter final match is today at 11 am.
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