Debutant Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their first boxing medal on the ongoing Games when she upstaged former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals.
“Lovlina has entered the Semi Finals ! Well done @LovlinaBorgohai , what an amazing news for India to wake up to today! We’ve been glued to the tv screen watching you in action!,” Thakur wrote on his Twitter deal with.
Lovlina has entered the Semi Finals !Well achieved @LovlinaBorgohai, what an incredible information for India to get up to tod… https://t.co/ML60mPvtSH
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) 1627616592000
India’s solely particular person gold medallist Bindra tweeted, “Super super show by @LovlinaBorgohai ! Two more to go ! goforgold.”
Super tremendous present by @LovlinaBorgohai ! Two extra to go ! #goforgold
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) 1627618178000
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Bisaw Sarma was one of the primary to congratulate the boxer, who comes from the northeastern state’s Golaghat district.
“This is a BIG punch. You continue to make us proud LovlinaBorgohain and keep India’s flag high & shining at TokyoOlympics2020. Well done,” Sarma stated.
This is a BIG punch ❤️You proceed to make us proud #LovlinaBorgohain and hold India’s flag excessive & shining at… https://t.co/UDHuGSU7QO
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) 1627616637000
Former sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju too despatched her his congratulations.
“India is confirmed of 2nd Olympics medal. What a stunning Boxing from Lovlina. LovlinaBorgohai has reached semi-finals and in search of Gold medal in Tokyo2020 Olympics!” Rijiju wrote.
India is confirmed of 2nd Olympics medal🇮🇳What a stunning Boxing from Lovlina🥊@LovlinaBorgohai has reached semi-fin… https://t.co/gUWqHLQPpl
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1627616464000
The 23-yr-previous Assam boxer gained 4-1 to make the final-4 the place she is going to sq. off in opposition to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey, who hammered Ukraine’s Anna Lysenko in her quarterfinal bout.
Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt stated, “What a day!! One more Medal confirmation win by Indian Women proud.”
What a day!!One extra Medal affirmation win by Indian Women proud @LovlinaBorgohai#TokyoOlympics #CrewIndia https://t.co/460sbaazxV
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) 1627616424000
Former world champion shooter Heena Sidhu stated, “Medal confirmed for Lovlina!!!! Great show!!! Amazing amazing amazing.”
Medal confirmed for Lovlina!!!! Great present!!! Amazing wonderful wonderful
— Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) 1627616237000
Former India hockey group captain Viren Rasquinha wrote, “This means everything!! Keep going. Don’t be satisfied with this.”
This means the whole lot!! Keep going @LovlinaBorgohai Don’t be happy with this. #OLYMPICS #BOXING #IND https://t.co/rhrGnwQGvU
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) 1627617026000
Borgohain, a two-time world championship bronze-medallist, displayed large calm in the face of a plucky opponent, who had overwhelmed her in the previous.
From the cricket fraternity, BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote, “Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohai on beating former World Champion Chen Nien-Chin and entering the semis of the women’s welterweight category. First place medal Let’s go for Gold, Lovlina!”
Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohai on beating former World Champion Chen Nien-Chin and coming into the semis of the wome… https://t.co/5IpPl6UToS
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1627624033000
Shooter Joydeep Karmakar stated, “Still hold my congratulatory message! But what courage and deliberation @LovlinaBorgohai.”
Il nonetheless maintain my congratulatory message! But what braveness and deliberation @LovlinaBorgohai #CrewIndia @IndiaSports https://t.co/zSaH5dMiQW
— Joydeep Karmakar OLY (@Joydeep709) 1627623612000