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Gold would have been gratifying: Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain

Gold would have been gratifying: Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Dec 2018 6:30 AM GMT

Our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI: Assam boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who recently won a bronze medal in the 69kg category of World Women Boxing championship, said she was eying for gold in the meet. The boxer, who hails from Golaghat, also discloses her future plans during a felicitation function in Guwahati. Here is the excerpt.

TS: Are you satisfied with your result in the recently concluded World Boxing championship?

Not at all. I was a contender for the gold medal but unfortunately missed it.

TS: You prepared very hard for the meet.

Yes. It’s true. After the commonwealth Games I came to my house only once and rest of the time I kept myself busy for training and participation in the international meets. My only aim was to collect a medal from the World meet. Although I am successful to win a medal but it would be gratifying if I could finish the tournament with a gold medal.

TS: What went wrong in semi finals !

The fight against Nien-Chin Chen of Taiwan was neck to neck. I dominated in the first bout and also some part in the second. In the third bout I made a foul, which was unintentional, and it gave some extra points to my opponent. I failed to recover from that point and had to satisfy with a bronze.

TS: You got the opportunity to train with legendary boxer Mary Kom during the preparation of the meet. How was the experience?

It was great. In the camp she always extended helping hand to us like an elder sister. During practice whenever Mary found any errors in our game she came forward and demonstrated the proper way so that we could learn it easily.

TS: Share your experience to work with performance director of Indian women boxing team Raffaele Bergamasco.

Sir is a very nice person. We made huge progress under him. Earlier our training was little monotonous but sir changed it completely. Now the training session gets life. We are also getting more time to recover which was not possible earlier. I made lot of improvement under him.

TS: Tell us about your future plan.

I will take a break from the game for a very limited period and will start training soon. At the early part of 2019 there will be a couple of Boxing Championships including senior nationals. I want to do well in those tournaments as it would help me to improve my level of confidence before the Olympic Qualifying round which is scheduled next year.

Also Read: Lovlina Borgohain in Indian Women’s Boxing Team

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