The pint-sized weightlifter from Manipuri lifted the spirits of the entire nation as she ended a 21-year wait for a medal in weightlifting, clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category.
Borgohain goes home a history-maker as the 23-year-old has become only the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
The 23-year-old Assam boxer will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey, who hammered Anna Lysenko in her quarterfinal bout.
Lovlina Borgohain is a two-time World and Asian Championships bronze-medallist.
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Indian pugilists Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday entered the quarterfinals in their respective weight categories by winning their last-16 matches of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships. In the 54-kg category, Jamuna stunned former world champion Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinal. The 22-year-old, participating at the Worlds for the first […]
New Delhi: India Open gold medalists Sarita Devi (60kg), Neeraj (57kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) find themselves among 10 women boxers selected to represent India as the three-day trials for the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships came to an end at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) and […]