Lovlina said, staying away from home for seven years was my biggest sacrifice

The 23-year-old is from the tiny Baro Mukhia village of Assam's Golaghat district became only the third Indian boxer to finish with medals at the Olympic podium.
Lovlina said, staying away from home for seven years was my biggest sacrifice

In an exclusive interview to PTI, Lovlina, who clinched the welterweight (69kg) bronze, spoke about the hardships she endured to get where she is. However, the joy of watching the triumph of human spirit at the Games was great. Also, how her regular life now becomes much more eventful thanks to overnight fam.

Lovlina Borgohain grabs Bronze at Tokyo Olympics.
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The 23-year-old is from the tiny Baro Mukhia village of Assam's Golaghat district. Moreover, She became only the third Indian boxer to finish with medals at the Olympic podium. She joins two of the biggest icons in Indian boxing. She joins six time world champion M C Mary Kom and the very talented Vijender Singh. Also Lovlina had vowed to touch upon her sacrifices only after her campaign was over and she did exactly that.

"My first sacrifice was to stay away from my home for the past eight years and not being there for my family in times of their problems and watching from a distance. This is the biggest sacrifice," She said. "I worked hard for a gold medal, so it is a bit disappointing," Lovlina said after the bout.

She had the time of her life in Tokyo with a medal on Olympic debut. After being icing on the cake, the Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain says all of it is "done and dusted now". Moreover, She will start a fresh in every aspect of her game for the Paris edition in 2024. However, Lovlina lost 5-0 in the welterweight (69kg) Semi finals to world champion Busenaz Surmeneli.

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