Tokyo 2020: Lovlina Borgohain - Third Indian Boxer to win an Olympic Medal

  • 06 Aug 2021

Lovlina Borgohain from Assam became second Indian woman after Mary Kom (2012 London Olympics) to win a bronze in Olympics.

  • Lovlina Borgohain went down to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the welterweight (69kg) semifinal of Tokyo Olympics to settle for a bronze medal.
  • She has become only the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and MC Mary Kom (2012). Hers is also the first Olympic medal in Indian boxing in nine years.


  • Olympic Games: 2020 Tokyo (Bronze Medal)
  • World Championships: 2018 New Delhi (Bronze Medal); 2019 Ulan-Ude (Bronze Medal)
  • Asian Championships: 2017 Ho Chi Minh City (Bronze Medal); 2021 Dubai (Bronze Medal)
  • Awards: Arjuna Award (2020)