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Lovlina (in red jersey) is to play the World No. 1 boxer in the semi-finals.
Women’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain has assured India another medal at the Tokyo Olympics. 23-year-old Lovlina, who is participating in the Olympics for the first time, has entered the last-4 by defeating Chinese Taipei’s Chin Nien Chen in a one-sided match in the 69kg weight category quarterfinals. Chen was the number two boxer in the world rankings. Along with this, Lovlina also cleared the account of the defeat at the hands of Chen in the World Championship in 2018. Chen also became the world champion in 2018.
Lovlina has become the third boxer to secure a medal in the Olympics. Vijender Singh won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and MC Mary Kom at the 2012 London Olympics. Lovlina is the first athlete from Assam to win an Olympic medal in the individual category.
Now the challenge of world number 1
If Lovlina has to make it to the final, she will now have to overcome the tough challenge of World No. 1 and 2019 World Champion Anna Lysenko of Turkey. Lovlina herself is the number-3 boxer in the world.
In the semi-finals, Lovlina has to face the world number-1.
There was a bout in the first round
Lovlina took an aggressive stance against Chen from the very beginning. However, Chen gave him a tough fight. The bout turned out to be very close and out of 5 judges, 3 judges ruled in favor of Lovlina and 2 judges ruled in favor of Chen.
Won the second round in a unilateral manner
After the first round, Lovlina worked on attack as well as defense and she got the result. The Taipei boxer tried hard to punch, but she could not succeed much in front of Lovlina’s agility. Lovlina got a lot of good punches with a better count attack. In this round, the five judges gave 10-10 points to Lovlina.
Lovlina was playing in red jersey. In the second round, the five judges gave him 10 points.
4 judges in favor of Lovlina in the third round
In the third round, Lovlina just had to defend herself. Chen by this time had no other chance but to win by knockout. Lovlina knew this, so she boxed with a distance from the opponent in this round. Lovlina also got the advantage of length. In this round, four judges gave 10 points to Lovlina.