Lovlina Borgohain | Boxer, Medals, Age, Biography, Net Worth

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Date : 03-10-2022
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Lovlina Borgohain’s Biography

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Lovlina Borgohain is a famous Indian boxer. She started out as a kickboxer but subsequently decided to become a boxer. She received the Arjuna Award in 2020 for her remarkable boxing performance, making her the sixth Assamese individual to receive the renowned honour. She has acquired knowledge of the Muay Thai style of Thai martial arts.

Lovlina Borgohain’s birthday is on 2 October 1997. Lovlina Borgohain’s age is 25 years as of 2022.  Lovlina Borgohain’s birthplace is Golaghat, Assam, India. Lovlina Borgohain’s zodiac sign is Libra. Lovlina Borgohain’s height is 1.78 m or 5’10 in inches. Lovlina Borgohain’s religion is Hinduism. Lovlina Borgohain’s weight is 69 kgs. 

Only the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal, Lovlina Borgohain captured the bronze medal in the women's welterweight competition at the 2020 Olympic Games. At both the 2018 and 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, she took home a bronze medal. The second boxer from Assam and the first female athlete to compete for the nation in the Olympics is Borgohain.

 
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Lovlina Borgohain’s Family and Lovlina Borgohain's Education

Lovlina Borgohain’s father’s name is Tiken Borgohain and her mother’s name is Moromi Borgohain. Lovlina Borgohain has two elder twin sisters whose names are Licha Borgohain and Lima Borgohain. Her father Tiken is a small-scale businessman and struggled financially to support his daughter's ambition. The youngest of three sister-siblings, Lovlina developed a passion for boxing after seeing her twin sisters, Licha and Lim,  practising kickboxing. She then followed in their footsteps.

Lovlina Borgohain completed her primary education from Barpathar Girls High School, Golaghat. Then she attended B. Borooah College, Guwahati for further studies. At her school, Sports Authority of India once hosted trials for women's boxing, which is where Lovlina Borgohain's real boxing tale began. Lovlina Borgohain took part in tryouts held by the Sports Authority of India at her high school, Barpathar Girls High School. 

At the SAI STC Guwahati beginning in 2012, Lovlina Borgohain was observed and chosen by renowned Coach Padum Chandra Bodo to learn the fundamentals of boxing and to achieve excellence in the sport. Padam Boro, a boxer, first saw Lovlina Boroghain on the trails. Padam was amazed by Lovlina's abilities, and her advantage in height made her more dangerous. Lovlina was chosen by Padam Boro for the trails, and she began training. She later received coaching from Sandhya Gurung.

 

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Lovlina Borgohain’s Marriage

 

Nabanit Goswami

Following a protracted romance, Lovlina Borgohain married her longtime partner Nabanit Goswami of Jorhat in 2018. Lovlina Borgohain reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Nabanit Goswami at a Guwahati family court. Although the cause of the divorce is unknown, she addressed claims in a Facebook video and stated that she and her partner had signed a formal document guaranteeing their commitment to one another.

 
 

Lovlina Borgohain’s Career

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At the first India Open International Boxing Tournament in New Delhi, Lovlina Borgohain earned a gold medal, and at the second India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati, she won a silver medal.

The biggest break in Lovlina Borgohain's career occurred when she was chosen to compete in the welterweight boxing division in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, when it was discovered that she had not received any official notification of her selection, her announcement caused some controversy. When the news first appeared in a significant media outlet, she was informed of her choice. She was defeated by UK athlete Sandy Ryan in the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games. Later, Sandy Ryan won the gold medal in that division.

It was because of her victory at the first India Open, an international boxing competition held in February 2018, when she won the welterweight division gold medal, that Lovlina Borgohain was chosen to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Additionally, in November 2017 she won the bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam, and in June 2017 she won the bronze medal at the President's Cup in Astana.

In the following months, Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal at the 13th International Silesian Championship in Poland in September 2018 and a silver medal at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia in June 2018.

At the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship, which was held in New Delhi, Lovlina Borgohain competed for India for the first time. On November 23, 2018, she earned the bronze medal in the welterweight division.

Without going through any trials, Lovlina Borgohain was chosen for her second Women's World Boxing Championships, which will be held in Ulan-Ude, Russia, from 3–13 October. In her round of 16 match, Borgohain defeated Bel Ahbib Oumayma of Morocco 5-0. She had to settle for the bronze medal after losing to China's Yang Liu by a score of 2-3 in the 69 kg category semi-final.

 

In the 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in March 2020, Lovlina Borgohain defeated Uzbek Maftunakhon Melieva 5-0 to earn a spot in the 69 kg Olympic competition. She has now achieved a first for Assam sportswomen by qualifying for the Olympics. She finished with a bronze medal at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers after losing to Gu Hong of China, the 2018 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships silver medalist, in a unanimous 5-0 decision.

From 15 October to 5 December 2020, Lovlina Borgohain trained in Assisi, Italy, for the World Olympic qualifying competition that will take place in May or June 2021.

The second boxer from Assam and the first female athlete to compete for the nation in the Olympics is Lovlina Borgohain. Her victories over Taiwan's Chen Nien-chin on July 30, 2021, and the German fighter Nadine Apetz in the opening rounds gave her a medal. She earned the bronze medal after losing to eventual gold champion and world number one Busenaz Sürmeneli in the semifinals.

In the preliminary round, Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance Team 1-4 defeated Lovlina Borgohain. In the opening round, Borgohain had once more defeated former world champion Chen Nien-Chin.

At the Commonwealth Games 2022, Lovlina Borgohain unexpectedly lost her boxing match in the women's 70kg division. In, August 2022, Lovlina lost in the quarterfinals at Birmingham. In the women's 70 kg division, Rosie Eccles of Wales defeated Lovlina Borgohain by a score of 2-3. The much-favored opponent was dealt a beating in the final two rounds by Eccles, who put on a valiant performance and threw blows at Lovlina. Lovlina had won the opening round 4-1. Beginning on a commanding note in the red corner, Lovlina dodged Eccles' blows and scored a few of her own. Even though the second round appeared to favour Eccles, the judges awarded the victory to the Indian boxer by a score of 3-2. However, Lovlina was undoubtedly losing ground as Eccles gave it her all in a game that was literally life or death to win the round 5-0.

 
 

Lovlina Borgohain’s Achievements

 

Nationals

YearRankCompetitionLocation
20181stIndia Open International Boxing TournamentNew Delhi, India
20192ndIndia Open International Boxing TournamentGuwahati, Assam, India

 

Internationals

YearRankCompetitionLocation
20173rdAsian Boxing ChampionshipVietnam
20173rdPresident’s CupAstana
20182ndUlaanbaatar CupMongolia
20183rd13th International Silesian ChampionshipPoland
20183rdAIBA Women’s World Boxing ChampionshipNew Delhi, India
20193rdAIBA Women’s World Boxing ChampionshipRussia
20203rdOlympic GamesTokyo

 
 

Lovlina Borgohain’s Awards and Rewards

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  • 2020: Arjuna Award
  • 2021: Asom Sourav
  • 2021: Khel Ratna Award
  • Rs 25 lakh from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • Rs 1 crore from the Government of Assam.
  • Rs 30 lakh from the Government of India.
  • Rs 3 lakh from the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.

 

Assam officially named Lovlina Borgohain a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). A prize for her excellent performance at the Tokyo Olympics was the DSP position. 

At a formal state event held in Guwahati, Assam, Lovlina Borgohain took her oath to serve as a DSP in the Assam Police. The two-time bronze medalist at the world championships emphasised that her immediate objective was to continue boxing and concentrate on earning gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Lovlina Borgohain was also chosen to serve as the chair and a voting member of the International Boxing Association's Athletes' Committee Board of Directors (IBA). The election held during the 2022 Women's World Championships saw Lovlina Borgohain win the most votes.

 
 

Lovlina Borgohain’s Controversies

 

Coach Changing Controversy

Lovlina Borgohain revealed on Twitter that the repeated changes in her coaches—who helped her win medals—had caused her to experience mental harassment. The continued filthy politics, according to Lovlina, who was preparing for the next Commonwealth Games in 2022, had made it difficult for her to concentrate on her training.

 

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Lovlina Borgohain fled the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony midway through, leaving her stranded for over an hour. The ceremony lasted for nearly two hours, so Lovlina and Muhammad Hussamuddin, two members of the Indian boxing team, made the decision to head to the Games Village, 30 minutes away, early. Rajesh Bhandari, the vice-president of the Boxing Federation of India and India's chef de mission, was not happy with the incident. If they wanted to go early, he stated they shouldn't have arrived. Many athletes made the decision not to attend.

 

Divorce Controversy

According to reports, Lovlina Borgohain, who married Nabanit Goswami of Jorhat in 2018 after a protracted relationship, has filed for divorce against him at a family court in Guwahati. 

The Assamese boxer uploaded a video to her Facebook page, while the cause of the divorce is yet unknown. Because she believes her divorce narrative was miscalculated in the media. Lovlina can be seen sobbing in the video.

 
 

Lovlina Borgohain’s Net Worth

Lovlina Borgohain’s net worth is approximately $2 million US or 15 crore rupees, as of 2022. Her boxing career generates the majority of her money. She also engages in brand endorsements, increasing her wealth.

It was announced that Lovlina Borgohain would serve as the Assam Education Department's brand ambassador. According to Minister Ranoj Pegu, Lovlina will serve as the face of the Assam educational system, inspiring women and girls throughout the state to pursue higher education. Infinity Optimal Solutions (IOS), a sports management company, is now in charge of Borgohain's endorsements and business interests. 

Renault presented Lovlina Borgohain with a brand-new vehicle. During his brief visit to the city, a top company official gave the fighter the keys to a Renault KIGER.

 

Lovlina Borgohain Interesting Facts

  • Lovlina Borgohain belongs from a poor family background.
  • Lovlina Borgohain picked up boxing at the age of 12.
  • Lovlina Borgohain began training in combat sports at the age of 13 after watching her two older sisters compete in kickboxing. However, she began boxing afterwards.
  • At her school, Sports Authority of India once hosted trials for women's boxing, which is where Lovlina Borgohain's real boxing tale began.
  • Padam Boro, a boxer from his own country, first saw Lovlina Boroghain on the trails. Padam was amazed by Lovlina's abilities, and her advantage in height made her more dangerous. Lovlina was chosen by Padam Boro for the trails, and she began training.
  • Lovlina Borgohain is the first person from Assam to win an Olympic medal.
  • Lovlina Borgohain has also learnt kickboxing.
  • Lovlina Borgohain’s father works in a tea garden in Assam.
  • Lovlina Borgohain’s two older sisters, Licha and Lima, are also kickboxers.

 

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Lovlina Borgohain’s birthplace is Golaghat, Assam, India.
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Lovlina Borgohain’s mother’s name is Moromi Borgohain.
Lovlina Borgohain’s sisters’ names are Licha Borgohain and Lima Borgohain.
Lovlina Borgohain completed her graduation from B. Barooah College, Guwahati, Assam.
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Lovlina Borgohain’s height is 1.78m or 5’10.
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Lovlina Borgohain has one Bronze medal from the Olympics.
Lovlina Borgohain has not won any Silver medal from the World Championship.
Lovlina Borgohain’s birthday is on 2 October 1997.
Lovlina Borgohain's zodiac sign is Libra.
Lovlina Borgohain’s ex-husband's name is Nabanit Goswami.
Lovlina Borgohain’s father’s name is Tiken Borgohain.
Yes, Lovlina Borgohain has two twin sisters.
Yes, Lovlina Borgohain was married.
Lovlina Borgohain’s net worth is $2 million US, as of 2022
Lovlina Borgohain’s Twitter ID is @LovlinaBorgohai.
Lovlina Borgohain’s religion is Hinduism.
Lovlina Borgohain’s marriage date is not known.
Lovlina Borgohain does not have a Silver medal from the Olympics.
Lovlina Borgohain has not won any Gold medal from the World Championship.
Lovlina Borgohain has won two Bronze medals from the World Championship.
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