World Boxing Championship: The Assam government announced Rs. 50 lakh reward for ace pugilist Lovlina Borgohain on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement in the Assam Assembly.
The announcement comes after the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain had added another feather to her cap by clinching her maiden World Championships gold medal on March 26.
In the 75kg final of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi, the Assam boxer defeated two-time Commonwealth Games medalist Caitlin Parker of Australia with a split 5-2 verdict.
Lovlina Borgohain’s victory adds a fourth gold medal to India’s tally in the ongoing World Boxing Championship.
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Earlier in the day, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen won the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships for the second time in a row, defeating two-time Asian champion Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam.
Nikhat won the 50 kg flyweight final with a unanimous 5-0 decision. After legendary pugilist Mary Kom, Nikhat is now the second Indian female boxer to win multiple gold medals at the World Championships.
Nitu Ghanghas, an ace pugilist, won the gold medal and made history as a world champion in the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships final on March 25.
Nitu Ghanghas and Saweety Boora made history on Saturday by becoming world champions in their respective weight categories in the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships in the national capital.
Nitu and Saweety’s victories made them India’s sixth and seventh boxers (male or female) to win world championship gold.
Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain led India to victory in the Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Sunday. While Nikhat Zareen won gold in the 50kg category, Lovlina Borgohain took gold in the 75kg category. Nikhat Zareen defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam in the 50kg final with a 5-0 victory.