Lovlina wins in Women's World Boxing Championship
Lovlina wins in Women's World Boxing Championship

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain defeated former champion Chen Nien Chin in the light middleweight category to progress to the round of 16 of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Monday.  Lovlina (70kg), competing in a competitive tournament for the first time since winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year, defeated the Chinese Taipei boxer 3-2 in a fractured decision.

Nien Chin had defeated Lovlina in the semi-finals of the World Championships in 2018. This is Lovlina's second win against Nien Chen. While winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Lovlina defeated Nien Chen in the quarterfinals. The 24-year-old boxer from Assam, who won two bronze medals in 2018 and 2019 in this competition, is set to take on three-time national champion Cindy Ngamba of England in the next round.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain is set to take on former champion Chen Nien-Chin on the first day of the 12th season of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships, starting Monday in Istanbul. Indian boxers have got a mixed draw in the tournament with the Indian campaign set to begin with a match against Borgohain (70kg). Borgohain defeated Nien-Chin in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, but the Chinese Taipei boxer also claimed gold and bronze medals in the 2018 and 2016 seasons of the tournament, respectively.

Two-time Asian champions Pooja Rani (81kg), Nandini and Nikhat Zareen (52kg) also got to see tight draws in their respective categories. Pooja is set to take on two-time World Championship bronze medalist Timea Negi of Hungary in the last round of 16, while Nandini (over 81kg) won the first round but faced Morocco in the quarterfinals. of bronze medalist Khadijah al-Mardi. Nikhat will face Herrera Alvarez of Mexico in the first round.

According to information received from the news, Jasmine (60kg) is going to face two-time youth Asian champion Porntip Bupa of Thailand in the first round. Among other Indians, Ankushita (66kg), Neetu (48kg), Anamika (50kg), Shiksha (54kg), Manisha (57kg), Parveen (63kg) and Sweety (75kg) were drawn to relatively easy draws. Is.

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