'Not-so-happy' Lovlina Now Aims For An Olympic Medal After WC Bronze

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Lovlina Borghoin, who had secured a bronze at the recently concluded World Boxing Championships has said that she now aims to win a medal at the Olympics

Written By Suman Ray | Mumbai | Updated On:

She started as a kickboxer but soon found out the "kick" separating, and then growing in boxing alone -- a switch that yielded her two back-to-back World Championship medals. And she believes never announce your arrival before you actually arrive and life is all about rediscovering yourself. Standing tall at 5'10", Lovilina Borghoin from Assam gives you a female warrior sort of an image. Powerfully built her punches not feeble either. And she talks straight.

Not satisfied with the performance

"Last year's medal at the World Championship came as a pleasant surprise and I was very happy but this time I was expecting to reach the finals at least. So I can't really say I am very happy. Now that it's done, the focus is on the Olympic qualification in January next year. I hope to qualify and win an Olympic medal in Tokyo," Lovilna told Republic TV in an exclusive interview after her return from the Championship.

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Lovlina whose career's biggest break came when she was selected to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games welterweight boxing category. She lost to the eventual champion in the quarter-finals. But she had announced her arrival that lossLovlina won a gold medal at the inaugural India Open – an international boxing championship held in February 2018. She had also won the bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in November 2017 and the bronze medal at the President's Cup held in Astana in June 2017.

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Lovlina's other achievements in the sport

 Lovlina later won a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018 and a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland in September 2018. She represented India for the first time at the Women's World Boxing Championship, held in New Delhi, where she won the bronze medal in the Welterweight(69 kg) category on 23 November 2018.

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