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Olympics 2021: Lovlina Borgohain goes down to Busenaz Surmeneli in boxing semifinals, secures a bronze for India

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2021 11:39 IST

Catch all LIVE scores as Lovlina Borgohain takes on Busenaz Surmeneli in boxing semifinal

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That's all from our live coverage for this bout. What an exceptional last few days for India's Lovlina Borgohain and the entire Sportskeeda team congratulates her on achieving this huge feat! 
We'll be back with more action from Day 12 as we still have plenty to cheer for in wrestling and hockey. It's goodbye for now, stay safe and keep cheering for the Indian athletes!

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Social media is flooding with congratulatory messages for Lovlina Borgohain. Make sure that you share your wishes for India's latest medal winner as well!

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The Indian will have plenty of lessons to take away from today's bout. It is still a performance that the young Lovlina Borgohain can definitely be proud of and it is time that we congratulate her on the big achievement!

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That will be the end of an outstanding Olympic campaign for Lovlina Borgohain. She becomes the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. She adds this bronze medal to her tally of four bronze medals won at World and Asian Championships. With 5 medals already at the age of 23, she has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming big events.

Today, was just not the day for her. She was completely outplayed by a superior opponent. Surmeneli deservedly so has made it to the finals and she will be the favourite to win the gold medal. 

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It wasn't meant to be for Lovlina Borgohain today, but still a titanic effort as the Indian as she secures a bronze on her Olympic debut!

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Final scoresheet:
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It's a unanimous 5-0 decision in favor of Turkey's  Busenaz Surmeneli!

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Surmeneli should be declared the clear winner here, she was just too strong today!

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And it's all over! 

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Combination punches from Surmeneli as we go down to the last 30 seconds!

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Another count for Borgohain as she takes another mighty blow!

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Borgohain looking to make something happen but the Turkish pugilist is exceptional with her footwork.

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This round is tad slower as both boxers looking to be more conservative.

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The Indian landed a couple of big left jabs after the whistle, but was penalised.

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Surmeneli takes Round 2 5-0!
The comeback looks impossible from here.

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Borgohain needs a knockout to win now!

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Round 3 underway!

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Lovlina receives a warning point deduction for punching after the bell Surmeneli takes Round 2, 5-0!!

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That's the end of round 2.

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30 seconds remaining, Lovlina hasn't looked strong enough.

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Into the final minute...

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Lovlina coming back with some attacking intent but her punches are blocked!

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Heavy punches continue to come from the Turkish, she is putting up a show!

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The Turkish has been too strong for Lovlina! The Indian backing down as she takes on another couple of big blows!

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Round 2 is underway!

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Surmeneli takes Round 1 5-0
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Surmeneli is looking stronger as the bout progresses! Mandatory count for Borgohain as the clock runs down!

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Heavy punches from the Turkish towards the end...

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The pugilistts locked in a clinch position now, Referee steps in and we're back!

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She lands a flurry of punishing blows! 

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Lovlina giving the world champion an excellent fight here, the battle has been neck to neck so far.

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Surmeneli is strong on the counters now!

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The guards are up as this is an intense start from both!

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Both pugilists locked in to a close contest early and Borgohain connects back-to-back Upper Cuts!

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Round 1 underway!

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Seconds away for Round 1!

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Surmeneli is looking very confident at the moment, but Borgohain is looking calm and is handling the occasion exceptionally well herself!

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And the boxers have arrived in the ring!

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The jury for the bout:
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Both pugilists stepping out now!

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Borgohain and Surmeneli will be out on the ring in just a few moments now!

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Borgohain and Surmeneli have never faced off against each other before. Busenaz Surmeneli has played 21 professsional boxing matches so far and won 16 of them!!
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