Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain added another feather to her cap by clinching her maiden World Championships gold medal.
The Assam boxer defeated two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Caitlin Parker of Australia with a split 5-2 verdict in the 75kg final at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Sunday.
With this win, Lovlina Borgohain has added a fourth gold medal to India's tally in the ongoing World Boxing Championship.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated the ace pugilist on her feat.
Taking to Twitter, CM Sarma wrote, “Lovlina makes Assam proud again by striking Gold medal in #WorldBoxingChampionships Many Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohain We’re all so thrilled. My best wishes and blessings for your future endeavours,”
Earlier today, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen clinched the title of World Champion for the second successive time by defeating two-time Asian champion Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam at the ongoing IBA Women's World Boxing Championships.
Nikhat dominated a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 50 kg flyweight final. Nikhat is now the second Indian female boxer to win multiple gold medals at the World Championships after legendary pugilist Mary Kom.
On Saturday, ace pugilist Nitu Ghanghas clinched the gold medal and scripted history as a world champion in the ongoing Women's World Boxing Championships final.
Nitu Ghanghas defeated Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia in the 48 kg weight category by registering a dominating 5-0 win. With this, Nitu has become the sixth Indian female to become a world champion.