Boxer Lovlina Borgohain Thanks Entire Nation For Olympic Win: Full Statement


Boxer Lovlina Borgohain Thanks 'Entire Nation' For Olympic Win: Full Statement

Lovlina Borgohain misplaced 0-5 to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey (File)

New Delhi:

India’s Lovlina Borgohain, who’s getting back from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a bronze after a “wonderful journey” on the Games, devoted her medal to the nation. Thanking the “entire nation for their prayers and wishes”, Ms Borgohain stated her household had performed a “pivotal role” in her success and acknowledged the contributions of the Boxing Federation of India, the Sports Authority of India, her coach and others in a press release.

The 23-year-old misplaced 0-5 within the welterweight (69kg) semifinals to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey this morning.

Accha to nahi lag raha hai (it does not feel good). I worked hard for a gold medal so it is a bit disappointing,” Ms Borgohain stated after the bout, wherein she docked some extent for not being attentive to the referee’s directions and likewise endured two standing eight counts, reported information company PTI.

Lovlina Borgohain’s medal is a historic achievement as it’s India’s first Olympic podium end in boxing in 9 years and solely the third ever after Vijender Singh in 2008 and MC Mary Kom in 2012.

Here’s the full textual content of her assertion after the Olympic win:

It has been a beautiful journey to Tokyo Olympics. Finally, my years of preparation have yielded me an Olympic medal. Although I used to be aiming for gold, there’s at all times a subsequent time and hopefully within the 2024 Paris Olympics. I thank my whole nation for his or her prayers and desires and likewise dedicate this medal to my nation. This journey will not be doable with out the acknowledgment of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Sports, TOPS, OGQ, Assam Government, my chief coach Raffaele Bergamasco sir, private coach Sandhya Gurung ma’am, sport scientist Amey Kolekar sir, physio Hemanta Kolita sir, nutritionist, all coaches, IOS Sports and boxing fraternity for his or her fixed assist. My household has performed a pivotal position in my success. They had been there with me throughout thick and skinny, particularly my mom who motivated me so much regardless of her sickness. Jai Hind


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