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Updated on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 10:41 AM IST

Photos: Lovlina Borgohain ready for boxing semi-final at Tokyo Olympics; lamps lit in Assam's Chirang, netizens pray

Assam: People in Chirang lit earthen lamps yesterday to cheer for boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals at Olympics on August 4, 2021. | Photo: ANI

Assam: People in Chirang lit earthen lamps yesterday to cheer for boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals at Olympics on August 4, 2021. | Photo: ANI

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In a bid to wish boxer Lovlina Borgohain success in the semi-final match in the Tokyo Olympics, a special prayer was organised at the Yoga Centre located in Sadar Kajalgaon, Chirang district of Assam on Wednesday.

The students of the sports association lit a lamp and prayed for her victory.

Assam: People in Chirang lit earthen lamps yesterday to cheer for boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals at Olympics on August 4, 2021. | Photo: ANI

Assam: People in Chirang lit earthen lamps yesterday to cheer for boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals at Olympics on August 4, 2021. | Photo: ANI

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Assam: People in Chirang lit earthen lamps yesterday to cheer for boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will face Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals at Olympics on August 4, 2021. | Photo: ANI

Speaking to ANI, Chirang District Sports Officer said that Lovlina Borgohain is the only girl from Assam who is participating in Olympics.

"The Chirang district students of sports association are lighting the lamp and prayed for her victory. She will today play semi-finals after she qualifies she will also play finals," District Sports Officer said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lit an earthen lamp at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati and prayed for the boxer.

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Lovlina is the first Assamese to secure a medal in the history of 125 years of the Olympic Games and is set to bout in the seminal finals today to secure her berth for the finals.

Lovlina (69kg) has assured India a bronze after storming into the semifinals. Borgohain defeated Nien-Chin Chen by a split decision of 4-1.

To honour such an impressive athlete, people across India are taking to social media to send virtual love and strength. Indians are praying for a gold today and sending their wishes to the athlete.

Have a look.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 04, 2021, 10:42 AM IST
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