Know about Lovlina Borgohain
Lovlina Borgohain was born in the Golaghat district of Assam on October 2, 1997. Her father Tiken Borgohain is a small-scale businessman and had financial struggles to support his daughter's ambition while her mother is a house maker.
Lovlina Borgohain was born in the Golaghat district of Assam on October 2, 1997. Her father Tiken Borgohain is a small-scale businessman and had financial struggles to support his daughter's ambition while her mother is a house maker. Following the footsteps of her twin sisters Licha and Lima, she first took up Muay Thai, a form of kickboxing at the age of 13. She later shifted to boxing.
Having found her love in boxing, Lovlina was always on the lookout for an opportunity. And it came within a few months. SAI was holding the trials at Barpathar Girls High School, where she studied, and Lovlina showed her skills when she took part in the trials. That's how Boro noticed her exceptional talent started honing it from 2012. She was later coached by India's chief women's boxing coach Shiv Singh.
In her journey to reach the pinnacle, she battled the society who used to question her interest in Boxing being a female. Speaking about achievements, she had won a Bronze medal at the 2018 and 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships where represented India for the first time. In 2018, she won a gold medal at 1st India Open International Boxing Tournament held in New Delhi. She has also won Silver medal at 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held in Guwahati.
In 2020, she was awarded the Arjuna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind virtually for her outstanding performance in boxing. After qualifying for Tokyo Olympic 2020, she became the first women in history of Assam to qualify for Olympics.
Government also supported her in different fields like personalized training camp in Guwahati post her recovery from Covid 19, towards procurement of consumable equipment, medical expenses and doctor consultation while she tested positive for Covid 19, training camp at Assisi, Italy before before olympics. Government invested around Rs 18,30,515 for Lovlina's training.