Tokyo Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain confirms India’s medal in boxing, enters Bux Place welterweight semi-final

India’s Lovlina Borgohain secured another medal for India with her victory in the quarterfinals of the women’s 69kg boxing event. Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Lovlina defeated Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei in a 4-1 split decision in the quarterfinals and will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmenelli in the final.

She defeated Germany’s Nadine Apetz, a boxer almost 12 years her senior, to reach the quarterfinals.

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Lovlina, 23, from Assam, defeated her 35-year-old Cologne rival in a fine contest, with three of the five judges scoring in her favour.

Of the five judges, judge one of Argentina scored 29–28 in favor of the German, but for judges 2, 3 and 4, Lovlina was the winner as she scored 29–28, 30–27, 30–27 among the Indians. Scored made. Favor. Sri Lanka’s fifth judge gave Nadine a time of 30-27.

It was a close contest and Lovlina was in good shape from the start and launched some good combinations. She was aggressive and did not allow Nadine to punch the scoring. The first round went in his favor 48-47 as three out of five judges gave him 10 points.

Lovlina continued the same way in the second round, launching good combinations and defending well as the German came out on the counter. She again got 10 points each from three judges while two gave her nine points. Lovlina won the round 48-47 as Nadine managed to score 10 points from only two judges.

The third round went by one point in favor of the German as three judges thought she was the better boxer in this round. But the gap was not big enough to undo the good work he had done in the first two rounds.

(with inputs from IANS)

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