Tokyo Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal within the Olympic Video games after a complete 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli right here on Wednesday, bringing an finish to the nation’s marketing campaign within the sport right here.
Up towards fairly actually a bully within the ring, Borgohain was utterly out-punched by the gold medal favorite, who produced a completely dominating efficiency.
The Assam boxer additionally coped a one level deduction within the second spherical for not being attentive to the referee’s directions regardless of a few cautions.
The Indian’s begin was not all that unhealthy as she stood as much as the sturdy problem however she got here undone after Surmeneli bought all the way down to connecting her vicious hooks and physique photographs.
The third spherical was particularly punishing for Borgohain, who confronted two standing eight counts through the bout.
Nonetheless, Borgohain goes dwelling a history-maker because the 23-year-old, who began her profession as a Muay Thai practitioner, has change into solely the third Indian boxer to make sure a podium end on the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
Hers can be the primary Olympic medal in Indian boxing in 9 years.
Surmeneli can be 23 and has collected two gold medals this yr internationally.
The previous middle-weight (75kg) boxer claims to have promised an Olympic medal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again in 2015 itself.