by NEWSNER , 2021-08-04 09:21:00
Lovlina Borgohain, a 24-year-old Assamese pugilist who has become the first Assamese to win an Olympic medal in the 125-year history of the Games, will face Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the semi-final bout on Wednesday to clinch her spot in the historic Olympic final.
On her journey to the final four, the Assam boxer outpunched German Nadine Apetz and Chinese Taipei's Chen Nien-chin. Lovlina will become the most successful Indian boxer at the Olympics if she wins another match.
On Tuesday evening, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma attended a function at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. To pray for the young Indian boxer, candles were lit. The Assam Chief Minister marked the auspicious start of the event by lighting a candle in front of the monument of Radha Govinda Baruah.
According to Himanta Biswa Sarma, the event was held to wish Lovlina Borgohain luck in the semi-finals and to pray for her success. He also asked everyone to pray for Lovlina and lighted a lamp for her in the morning.
Bimal Bora, Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, Pijush Hazarika, Minister of Information and Public Relations, Ashok Singhal, Minister of Urban Development, Jogen Mohan, and numerous Assam Olympic Association office bearers and sports fans were in attendance.
Locals in Lovlina's hometown of Baromuthia and the Sarupathar area of Assam's Golaghat district, on the other hand, light clay lamps and pray for Lovlina's win and success.