Boxing

TOKYO: Lovlina Borgohain of Assam Friday assured a second medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

The Assamese woman boxer overcame Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei to enter the semi-finals in the 69kg category.

Lovlina will next take on top-seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey on August 4.

"Welcome to the club," said the trailblazers of Indian boxing Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom as they celebrated Lovlina's being assured of an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games on Friday.

Jul 30, 2021 10:07
INDIAN BOXING'S ALL-TIME GREAT MC Mary Kom "went out swinging" from the Olympic arena in what is her last Olympics, though not last competitive match. The 38-year-old six-time world champion and Bronze-winner from the 2012 London Olympics suffered a heart-breaking 2-3 loss to her Colombian opponent Ingrit Valencia in the Flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal, after giving it her all.
Jul 30, 2021 08:07
LAUSANNE: Following the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships, the EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships and the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships, the fourth major international event will be a money prize event. The upcoming ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on August 17-31 and AIBA guarantees money prizes for all the medallists.
Jul 21, 2021 17:07
MUMBAI: Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited Tuesday announced its collaboration with the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) to implement Kotak’s CSR Project on Sports.  KMBL-IIS CSR partnership is a joint endeavour to help fulfil the dreams and aspirations of budding wrestling and boxing athletes from across Indian geographies, irrespective of their socioeconomic strata, gender, race or religion.
Jul 16, 2021 08:07
MUMBAI: A year's wait is finally coming to an end as Japan gets ready to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The upcoming Olympics are scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8. A total of around 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to participate in 33 sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Jul 05, 2021 17:07
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association announced Monday that 6-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom and men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be India's flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, while star wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony on July 8. 2008 Olympics Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was India's flagbearer at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Jun 18, 2021 09:06
GUWAHATI: The Assam state government has issued a Rs 500,000 cheque to ace boxer and Arjuna awardee Lovlina Borgohain with a view to "facilitating" the pugilist’s training and other preparations for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Jun 17, 2021 17:06
NEW DELHI: Sports nutrition brand Fast&Up is associating with boxer Pooja Rani for all her dietary supplement requirements as she prepares for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. 
Jun 16, 2021 13:06
MUMBAI: Sports drama "Toofaan", starring Farhan Akhtar, will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. The release of the movie, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, was deferred amid the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country. It was previously scheduled to start streaming on Amazon from May 21, PTI reports.
Jun 15, 2021 15:06
LAUSANNE: The International Boxing Association on Monday said it has retained McLaren Sport Solution (MGSS), led by Professor Richard McLaren, to conduct a two-phase independent investigation into allgations of unfair refereeing and judging at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. AIBA expects the first phase of the probe to be completed by August.
Jun 10, 2021 10:06
NEW DELHI: Asian Games Gold medal-winning boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer.  He was 42 and had been fighting cancer since 2017.  Manipur-based Dingko endured a long battle with the disease and even recovered from COVID-19 last year, PTI reports.