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World Boxing: Lovlina won gold medal for the first time in the World Championship,…

Lovlina Borgohain
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India’s veteran boxer Lovlina Borgohain created history at the Women’s World Championship. He won the gold medal in the 70-75 kg weight category. She has been successful in winning gold in the World Championships for the first time. Lovlina defeated Caitlin Parker of Australia 4-3 on judges’ review. She had earlier won bronze medals at the World Championships in 2018 and 2019.

Parker gave a tough fight to Lovlina

Lovlina started well in the match. He landed straight punches on Parker in the first round. Although Parker also responded, the round went 3–2 in favor of Lovlina. In the next round, Parker came back strongly and took the round 1-4. The competition became very tight in the third round. Both the boxers showered punches on each other. As a result, the match was sent for review, where the supervisor and supervisor combined the scores and the decision went in favor of Lovlina.

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Could not win medal in Commonwealth Games last year

Lovlina Borgohain had crashed out in the quarter-finals of the 66-70 kg category (light middle weight) at the Commonwealth Games last year. She was defeated 3–2 by Rosie Eccles of Wales. Lovlina, who won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, could not win any medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as well.

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Before the start of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Lovlina alleged that she was not able to practice. On which there was a lot of uproar. This dispute happened regarding the coach. Lovlina was criticized a lot after her exit from the Commonwealth Games. He overcame that disappointment by winning the gold medal at the World Championships.

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Prime Minister Modi praised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Lovleen Borgohain on her victory. He tweeted and wrote- Congratulations to Lovlina Borgohain for her spectacular performance in the Boxing World Championship. He showed amazing skill. India is very happy on his victory.



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