Assam daughter Lovlina Borgohain assures medals in International Boxing Ch’ship


Assam daughter Lovlina Borgohain along with MC Mary Kom, L Sarita Devi and Ritu Grewal are assured of medals in the 13th International Silesian Boxing Championship for women in Gliwice, Poland as all of them have advanced to the semi-finals.

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist MC Mary Kom, got a direct entry into the last-four stage in the flyweight 48 kg category.

Sarita defeated Czech Republic’s Alena Czechy 5-0 on Wednesday after going past Kazakhstan’s Aizan Khojabekova in the opening round of the 60kg category the day before. Sarita will now square off against another Kazakh, Karina Ibragimova, in the semifinals.

Among other Indians in fray, Ritu Grewal won her bout against Russia’s Svetlana Rosja 4-1 to make the 51kg category semifinals along with Lovlina Borgohain (69kg). the Assam daughter Lovlina Borgohain got the better of Czech Republic’s Martina Schmoranzova.

However, Seema Punia (81kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) and Shashi Chopra (57kg) lost their respective bouts to bow out of medal contention. In the junior competition, Raj Sahiba (70kg) defeated Poland’s Barbara Marcinkowska 5-0.

In the 75kg category, Neha got the better of Daria Parada by a similar margin, while Komal (80kg) had to toil for a 3-2 win over Martyna Jancelewicz.

(With inputs from AIR)