Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain thrashed in the Semifinals, but 23 year old Indian wins bronze medal for India:
India’s Lovlina Borgohain could not repeat her performance of the quarterfinals to lose out in the last 4 matches to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey. Right from the start World No. 1 Turk dominated the Indian and gave her some beating to enter the Gold Medal match. Indian meanwhile will still get a bronze medal for her effort in the Olympics. This will be India’s 3rd medal of the Tokyo Olympics:
Lovlina Borgohain:The 23-year-old has stunned one and all in the competition so far and secured a top-four spot with a brilliant 4-1 win over double World Championship medallist Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei-
Lovlina Borgohain Semifinals LIVE: Can Indian beat the Turkish boxer, Indian doesnt have much to lose – she without any doubt will give the TURK tough fight – follow all live updates
About Lovlina’s Semifinal opponent Surmeneli
Turkish boxer is 2019 World Champion in WelterWeight Cateogry
European Champion in 2019
ROUND 1 TO TURK
Very important for Indian to start well
Turkish boxer is very strong – but I guess Lovlina will have better reach, better footwork
Indian better reach – Turk better strength
Turk first to attack
Warning for the Indian by Judge
Turk seems to bully Lovlina, but Indian upto the mark
Good left hook by Turk / Indian struggling
Count for the Indian
ROUND 2 – Can 23 year old Indian Comeback?
Lovely Double blow by Turk – Superb technique
Indian is continuosuly on defense – very little opportunity she has been given to attack
Lovlina it seems will have to be happy with the bronze she has in her bag
She gets big one on her face
It doesnt look like – Indian getting some beating here
ROUND 3 – Turkish Boxer Dominating – Can Indian do some magic?
It’s getting from bad to worse
Another standing count for the Indian
Tall Indian trying her best but hasn’t connected well
Lovlina bags Indias third medal at Tokyo Olympics!
Lovlina moves on the front foot right from the start, looking for that knockout. Surmeneli, leading by 20-17, is taking it a bit easy now... avoiding her opponents punches. But midway through the third round, the Turk brings her A game and connects a left hook and an uppercut. Lovlinas unfazed though, still tries her best. And the winner is... Surmeneli by 5-0! Lovlina settles for bronze!