India’s Daughters bring Gold at Asian Boxing Championship

Amman, Jordan: India’s star player Lovlina Borgohain has won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina created history on Friday, November 11 in Amman, Jordan. She won her final bout in the 75kg category. Lovlina defeated Uzbekistan’s Ruzmetova Sokhiba 5-0 in the title match. 

Apart from Lovlina, Parveen Hooda won gold in the 63 kg category, Saweety in the 81 kg category, and Alfia Pathan in the 81+kg category. Parveen defeated Japan’s Kito Mai 5-0. Parveen won a bronze medal at the World Championships. She could not participate in the Commonwealth Games. She defeated the fourth-seeded Japanese player in a one-sided match.

In her first match, Lovlina won 3-2 against Valentina Khaljova of Kazakhstan. She confirmed her medal after this victory. Earlier this year, Lovlina had complained about mental harassment by the authorities but she has come out of the trauma and has paved the way for several other young women boxers who aspire to play for the country.

While the women have done outstandingly well in the ongoing Asian Boxing Championship, the men are also not far behind. Boxers Sumit and Narender have ensured two medals for the country at the semis of the championship. The finals for the men’s category will be held in Amman tomorrow.

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