Lovlina’s journey to an Olympic medal: from Baro Mukhia to Tokyo

Tokyo, August 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) A week ago, the village of Baro Mukhia in the Golaghat district of Assam was connected to the world by a muddy road. Now the people of the state are working hard to turn the road into a concrete road.

Thanks to Lovlina’s bronze medal in the welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics, the village is now getting those things they’ve been deprived of in the past.

Lovlina, 23, who started with Muay Thai, a form of martial arts, lost her semifinal fight to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

It was a fight where Busenaz beat Lovlina. But the Assamese boxer already had her name in India’s Olympic medalist list after beating Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin in the quarterfinals.

“I don’t want to stop on the bronze. I want to go for the gold. The medal is only one. It’s the gold,” Lovlina said in the media interaction last Friday. . Although she failed to go for gold, Lovlina became the third Indian boxer to step onto the Olympic Games podium after Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, respectively.

Baro Mukhia’s Lovlina trip to Tokyo has been inspiring. She managed to fight her way through various obstacles to win a medal at the Olympics.

Growing up in the village, Lovlina first embarked on the practice of Muay Thai, following in the footsteps of her twin sisters Lima and Licha.

It was only the sight of boxing coach Padum Boro in 2012 that saw a huge change in Lovlina’s life. A few months later, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) held trials at Barpathar Girls High School, where Lovlina studied. She had the chance to show off her skills during the trials and was selected as an intern at Guwahati.

Boro noticed his exceptional talent and began to hone his skills. Boro, who worked in the Sports Authority of India’s Shillong and Dimapur centers, introduced Lovlina to boxing. From there, there was no turning back for Lovlina.

On her journey to stand on the podium at the Olympics, she has fought the patriarchal mentality of society, overcame the battle with COVID-19 and worries about her mother Mamoni’s kidney problems.

Lovlina’s first major breakthrough came with a bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in New Delhi and the 2019 World Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

Now with the bronze medal at the Olympics, Lovlina is licensed to climb high after a long run to the podium in Tokyo.

Source: IANS

Lovlina's journey to an Olympic medal: from Baro Mukhia to Tokyo

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