21-year old Indian amateur woman boxer from Golaghat, Assam Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has entered the semi-final of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament 2019 in Kaspiysk, Russia.
Lovlina defeated Russia's Anastasiya Sigaeva 5-0 to be assured of a medal. She will next take on Belarus' Alina Veber for a place in the final.
Lovlina's selection in the CWG 2018 was attributed to her success at the inaugural India Open – an international boxing championship held in February 2018 – where she won a gold medal in the welterweight category. She had also won the bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam in November 2017 and the bronze medal at the President's Cup held in Astana in June 2017.
Lovlina later won a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018 and a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland in September 2018.
She represented India for the first time at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship,held in New Delhi, where she won the bronze medal in the Welterweight(69 kg) category on 23 November 2018.