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Assam Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) felicitates Lovlina, Bhagyabati

Assam Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) felicitates Lovlina, Bhagyabati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Nov 2018 7:22 AM GMT

Our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: Assam Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) today felicitated two state boxers Lovlina Borgohain and Bhagyabati Kachari who returned home after taking part in the World Boxing championship in New Delhi. Lovlina won a bronze in the competition.

The felicitation function was held at the SAI sports complex. Apart from the officials of the Assam Amateur Boxing Association, including president Kalikanta Boro and secretary Hemanta Kalita, the function was also attended by Sports Secretary of Assam Government Nira Gogoi Sonowal, the Director of the Sports and Youth Welfare Pabitraram Khound and the Director of SAI, Guwahati Subhash Basumatary.

Both the boxers were felicitated with gamocha, japi and Xarai. Assam Amateur Boxing Association also handed over cash awards of Rs 15,000 to Lovlina and Rs 10,000 to Bhagyabati.

Talking at the side line of the function Lovlina, who collected bronze medal in the 69kg category, said,“ I am little bit upset. I prepared hard for the tournament and fought well also but missed the gold medal narrowly. I should won gold.”

Commenting on future plan Lovlina said, “After taking a few days rest I would start my regular training. In the early part of 2019 there would a couple of tournaments and I want to perform well in those meets. It would help me to go at the qualifying round of the Olympic, which is scheduled in 2019, with more confident.

Bhagyabati felt that the luck was not with her at the Worlds otherwise the result would have different. At the same time she added, “I gathered a lot of experience from this championship and it will help me to improve my level of performance further in the coming days.”

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