Lovlina Borgohain locks in 2nd medal for India at Tokyo 2020

Lovlina Borgohain Tokyo 2020

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.

While Vijender was the first Indian male boxer to win an Olympic medal in 2008, Mary Kom became the first woman to finish on podium in 2012 London edition. Both had won bronze medals and they are hoping that Borgohain would better that in Tokyo. "Welcome to the club," the 35-year-old Vijender said when PTI contacted him for his thoughts on Borgohain's win in the quarterfinals in Tokyo. 

So far India has won one Silver medal - Mirabai Chanu in women's 49kg weightlifting - at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.