Lovlina Borgohain becomes first woman pugilist from Assam to qualify for Olympics


GUWAHATI: Assam’s woman pugilist Lovlina Borgohain becomes the first female pugilist from the state to qualify for the Olympics.

Lovlina would be seen fighting it out in the Women’s 69kg Welterweight category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Also, She is the first woman from the state to represent India at the Olympics.

Congratulating the young athlete, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Tweeted, “A matter of great joy and pride for us as
becomes the first woman pugilist from Assam to qualify for the #Olympics.

My heartiest Congratulations to you Lovlina. You have our finest wishes for the big moment.

May you continue to shine and succeed.”


Lovlina Borgohain hails from the Golaghat district in Assam. Lovlina comes from a middle-class family. Her father is a businessman, while her mother is a housewife. She also has two elder twin sisters.

It is to be mentioned that Lovlina was inspired by her siblings. She started off with Muay Thai, but later switched to boxing when an opportunity presented itself. It is reported that she participated in a trial conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at her school where she caught the eye Padum Boro – the coach under whom she started practicing the sport in 2012.

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