Tokyo Olympics 2020: Lovlina Borgohain from Assam qualifies first-time in boxing quarterfinals

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain enters into the quarter-final of Olympics 2020 defeating Nadine Apetz the German veteran by 3-2

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The Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain enters into the quarter-final of Olympics 2020. She has stepped into the Olympics for the first time and has made it so far. Lovlina defeated Nadine Apetz the German veteran which lasts 16 stages. She prevailed 3-2 over her rival, who is 12 years senior to her. 

In the first round, judges believed Lovlina was better than Apetz as the Indian boxer was throwing some well-timed right jabs on her opponent. The 26-year-old was more dominant in the second round. In the next round Lovlina was at her tactical best as the Apetz was under pressure. The left hooks of Borgohain helped her keep the slender lead. 

Lovlina Borgohain is a two-times champion with a bronze medal in World and Asian championships. She qualified for the Olympics and became the first woman to qualify from Assam. In 2017 she came into recognition after winning a bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in the Women's Welterweight category. The most significant break for Lovlina was when she qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.