Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain bags bronze; Loses to Busenaz Surmeneli in semi-finals

Turkey's Busenaz Surmenelidefeated India's Lovlina Borgohain at Tokyo Olympics 2020 by a unanimous decision of 5-0.
Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain bags bronze; Loses to Busenaz Surmeneli in semi-finals
File Photo: India's Lovlina Borgohain during women's welter (64-69kg) preliminaries round of boxing at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 27, 2021. (AFP)

On Wednesday, Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain took the bronze medal after she lost the women's welterweight (64-69kg) semi-final bout to Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneli in Tokyo Olympics. Surmeneli defeated Borgohain by a unanimous decision of 5-0. All five judges gave decisions in the favour of Turkish pugilists as she stamped her dominance.

Lovlina started round one with a good strategy as she didn't let the Turkish boxer take charge. But soon, Busenaz showed her class and demolished the defence of the Indian as judges ruled the round in her favour.

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The second round started just where the first one left as Surmeneli dominated all the way through it. And to make it worse for India’s Borgohain, she sustained a penalty in that round. The last round was more ruthless and clinical from Busenaz as she brutally buried any chances the 23-year-old Indian had of making a comeback.

The top-seed from Turkey will now face either USA's Oshae Jones or China's Hong Gu in the final.

Earlier on Friday, Borgohain defeated Nien-Chin Chen by a split decision of 4-1. Five judges gave split decisions in the first round but following two rounds, all judges anonymously stamped Lovlina's dominance as she reached the semis.

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