India's most successful boxer at Tokyo 2020 Lovlina Borgohain lost the semi-final to top seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the women's Welter (64-69kg) category via unanimous decision on Wednesday.
She failed to reach the gold medal final match but the 23-year-old had already assured India of their first boxing medal at the ongoing Olympic Games when she upstaged former world champion, Nien-Chin Chen of Taiwan, to enter the semis.
Lovlina is the second Indian woman boxer after MC Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal. Mary Kom had won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics in London and the third Indian boxer overall to win a medal finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (in 2008) and Mary Kom.
Lovlina had a tough Round of 16 bout against Germany's Nadine Apetz where she won via a split decision. In the quarterfinal, Lovlina punched her way through to the semis with a 4:1 win over Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen.
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