Lovlina Borgohain (born 2 October 1997) is an Indian boxer and an Olympic medal winner. She won the bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the Women’s welterweight event. She also won bronze medal at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
She won the gold medal at 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament held in New Delhi and silver medal at 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held in Guwahati. Borgohain is the first female athlete and the second boxer from Assam to represent the country in the Olympics.
In 2020, she became the sixth person from Assam to receive Arjuna Award.
Lovlina Borgohain Wiki/Biography
Lovlina was born in Assam on 2nd October 1997 to Tiken and Mamoni Borgohain. Her father is a small-scale businessman. Lovlina began learning kickboxing at a young age after being inspired by her sisters Licha and Lima who are national champions in the sports. Later she switched to boxing and was recognized by coach Padum Boro at her school in a boxing trial held by Sports Academy. She then began training at the Boxing Academy in 2012.
|Real Name||Lovlina Borgohain|
|Date of Birth||2 October 1997|
|Age (as in 2021)||24 years old|
|Birth Place||Golaghat, Assam, India|
|Family||Father: Tiken Borgohain
Mother: Mamoni Borgohain
Siblings: Licha Borgohain (sister), Lima Borgohain (sister)
|Home Town||Golaghat, Assam, India|
In 2017, Lovlina bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championship in Vietnam. She also won the second bronze at the President’s Cup, Astana that year. 2018, Lovlina was selected to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games welterweight boxing category. However, she lost in the quarterfinals against UK’s Sandy Ryans.
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 0
|Other Medal||Gold: 1
|Best Record||The first wrestler from Assam to qualify for Olympics|
|Coach/Mentor||Padum Boro, Shiv Singh|
In the same year, she won a gold medal in the Inaugural Indian Open. She also claimed the silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup, Mongolia, and a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship. In the same year, she represented Indian In the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, New Delhi, and won a bronze medal in the Welterweight category. In the following year, she settled for bronze after she was defeated by China’s Yang Liu in the semi-finals.