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Who is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain

About Lovlina Borgohain

Who is Lovlina Borgohain?

Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian boxer who was born on October 2, 1997 in the Golaghat district of Assam. She began her career as a kickboxer but later chose boxing as her profession. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2020 for her outstanding performance in boxing and became the sixth personality from Assam to win the prestigious award.
The 23-year-old boxer is a two-time World and Asian championship bronze-medallist. She has learnt a form of Thai martial art known as ‘Muay Thai’.

Tokyo Olympics

In 2020, Lovlina Borgohain secured the Olympics berth in the 69 kg category with a 5-0 win against Maftunakhon Melieva at the Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification tournament. With this victory, she ensured herself a place in the women’s welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Borgohain is the first woman athlete from the state to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, also the second boxer to represent the country after Shiva Thapa, and third overall after M C Mary Kom.



Lovlina Borgohain started her boxing career during Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) trials at her school. Gradually, she was noticed by Padum Boro who decided to coach her, and later, she started taking lessons from the chief coach of women’s boxing Shiv Singh.
Since 2016, Borgohain has represented India at the national and international levels. She clinched a gold medal at the first India Open International Boxing tournament and at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
She received a bronze medal at the Asian Women’s Championships in 2017 and at World Championships in 2018. Moreover, she won a silver medal at second India Open International Boxing Tournament and secured the third rank in the 69 kg welterweight category.
After her win at the India Open in 2018, Borgohain also participated at the Commonwealth Games (CWG), but was defeated by United Kingdom’s Sandy Ryan in the quarter finals. In 2017, she won a bronze at the Asian Boxing Championships and bronze at the President's Cup.

Latest Updates on Lovlina Borgohain

Asian Games October 4 schedule: India vs Korea in hockey SF, medal events

India will aim to continue their medal rush as the Indian hockey team, Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and men's and women's relay teams will be in action on October 4, 2023, at the Hangzhou Asian Games

Updated On : 04 Oct 2023 | 5:48 AM IST

Asian Games 2023: Lovlina enters 75 kg final, Preeti settles for bronze

World champion Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) locked an Olympic quota for herself by moving to the final while young Indian boxer Preeti Pawar (54kg) signed off with a bronze medal at the Asian Games

Updated On : 04 Oct 2023 | 5:46 AM IST

Asian Games Highlights, Day 10: 2 Golds in athletics, India reach 69 medals

Asian Games 2023 Day 10 Highlights: India's athletics contingent kept the medals coming as they won 6 medals including 2 Golds. India's medals tally reached a total of 69 medals at the end of Day 10

Updated On : 03 Oct 2023 | 9:04 PM IST

Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony Highlights: Mesmerising mix of art and AI

Men's hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh and woman boxer Lovlina Borgohain were India's flag bearers at the Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony which was a mix of tradition meeting technology

Updated On : 24 Sep 2023 | 5:32 AM IST

Asian Championships: Lovlina, Parveen strike gold, Minakshi bags silver

Having lost the opening round, Mai tried to up the ante but Parveen swiftly dodged all her attacks

Updated On : 11 Nov 2022 | 8:26 PM IST

Asian Boxing C'ships: Lovlina Borgohain advances to SF of 75 kg category

India's Pooja (70kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat against Kazakhstan's Dariga Shakimova in the quarter finals bout

Updated On : 06 Nov 2022 | 8:42 AM IST

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain's coach Sandhya Gurung gets accreditation for CWG

Olympic medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain's coach Sandhya Gurung got the accreditation for the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday

Updated On : 26 Jul 2022 | 3:54 PM IST

My coaches being harassed regularly, CWG training affected: Lovlina

"Right now, my coach Sandhya Gurung is standing outside the CWG village and not being allowed to enter. Just eight days before the start of my event, my training schedule has been hampered," she said.

Updated On : 25 Jul 2022 | 6:39 PM IST

Newsmakers: Neeraj Chopra to Harnaaz Sandhu, who all made headlines in 2021

High achievers in the corporate world; a media potboiler we could do without; and heartfelt goodbyes. 2021 had it all, but a year of renewal and hope was summed up best by olympic glory for the ages

Updated On : 30 Dec 2021 | 10:41 PM IST