|2019 World Championships||Bronze|
|2018 World Championships||Bronze|
|2017 Asian Championships||Bronze|
Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian woman amateur boxer born on 2nd October 1997 who won a bronze medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics.. She hails from Assam’s Golaghat district. She represents India in the 69kg Welterweight category internationally.
Lovlina Borgohain- Early Life, Family & Background
Lovlina was born to Tiken Borgohain and Mamoni Borgohain. Her father is a small-scale businessman and her mother is a homemaker.
Lovlina Borgohain’s twin elder sisters were national champions in kickboxing and this encouraged her to take up kickboxing initially. Lovlina continued her career in kickboxing before she decided to switch her career to boxing when she found the opportunity to pursue the sport.
Lovlina’s boxing talent was spotted by the national coach Podum Boro during the trials conducted at her school by the Sports Authority of India. In 2012, Lovlina joined the boxing academy and began her training under Podum Boro.
Lovlina’s father, Tiren, had struggled financially to back her daughter’s boxing ambitions and it paid off when her career began to flourish. Woman boxing legend Mary Kom is her inspiration.
Lovlina Borgohain Biography
After receiving training from coach Podum Boro, Lovlina participated in the junior and senior nationals' boxing competitions and excelled well. As soon as Lovalina’s boxing career began to progress towards the international stage, she came under the guidance of the chief coach of women’s boxing Shiv Singh.
Lovlina’s international breakthrough came in 2017 when she made her international debut for India and won a Bronze medal in the 75 kg category at the President’s Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan.
In 2018, She won her maiden international Gold medal at the inaugural India Open International Boxing held in New Delhi. This achievement got her selected to represent India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In the same year, she won a Silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia, followed by a Bronze medal at the Silesian Championships. Both in the 69 kg Welterweight category.
In 2019, she won a Silver medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing in Guwahati in Assam.
Lovlina Borgohain Achievements
Lovlina Borgohain made her Asian Boxing Championships debut in 2017 where she won a Bronze medal in the Welterweight category held at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. In the following year, Lovlina competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Welterweight event but lost to United Kingdom’s Sandy Ryan in the quarterfinals.
At the 2018 World Women’s Boxing Championships, she won a Bronze medal in the Welterweight category held in New Delhi. She won the Bronze medal in the Welterweight category again in the following year at Ulan-Ude in Russia.
In March 2020, Lovlina Borgohain became the first Indian woman boxer from Assam to qualify for the Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after she won the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament by defeating Uzbekistan's Maftunakhon Melieva in the 69kg Welterweight category.