|Lovlina nominated for Arjuna Award 2020 by BFI | Image source: Lovlina Borgohain’s Instagram|
Guwahati: Ace boxing champion Lovlina Borgohain has been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Apart from Assam boxers for the prestigious award, Simranjit Kaur and Manish Kaushik were also nominated by the boxing body.
Lovlina Borgohain, who is one of the new generations of Assam’s stalwart boxers, tweeted that “it is an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award.” Meanwhile, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) praised Borgohin and his fellow boxer Kaur. ” Lovlina Borgohain from Assam and Kaur have been two of the most talented young female boxers we have produced in recent years and have proved it with their credibility”, a statement said.
Lovlina Borgohain, running shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best boxers, won two bronze medals in the last two World Championships. Borgohain settled for a bronze medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude after suffering a loss to China’s Yang Liu in the semi-finals. Lovlina Borgohain would then be seen in action at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, which was dropped by 2021 due to a nationwide outbreak of the Kovid-19 epidemic. In March 2020, Borgohin achieved an Olympic berth in 69 kg and a 5–0 win over Maftunakhon Meliva of Uzbekistan in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualification tournament.
Sports Awards Nominations!🥊
. @LovlinaBorgohai, @Simranjitboxer & @boxermanishksk have been recommended for Arjuna Awards by Boxing Federation of India for the National Sports Awards 2020. #boxing @AjaySingh_SG I @KirenRijiju pic.twitter.com/vbY4FAdGcL
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) June 1, 2020
With this, the 22-year-old Lovlina Borgohain from Golaghat became the first player from Assam to qualify for the Olympics. She lost to silver medalist Gu Hong of China’s 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in a unilateral 5–0 decision and signed with a bronze medal in the Asian Olympic qualifier.