Lovlina Borgohain’s poor form continues with a unanimous defeat at the Czech Grand Prix

Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist, faced a surprising defeat at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic. Her opponent was Cindy Ngamba, a member of the Refugee Boxing Team. This match was significant as it was a part of their preparation for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

Borgohain, who competes in the 75kg category, lost to Ngamba in a unanimous 0-5 decision. This was Borgohain’s second bout in the 75kg category. Despite her loss, Borgohain’s campaign is not over. The competition follows a round-robin format, giving her more opportunities to compete.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Ngamba has defeated Borgohain. The two had previously faced each other in the 2022 Women’s World Boxing Championships, where Ngamba emerged victorious with a 1-4 decision.

Ngamba’s victory is noteworthy, considering her journey as a refugee boxer. She has also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024, marking a significant achievement for the Refugee Boxing Team.

Concerns over Lovlina Borgohain’s form ahead of Olympics

Borgohain’s next challenge is against Li Qian of China. Qian is a formidable opponent, being a two-time Olympic medallist and a three-time World Championships winner. She had previously defeated Borgohain in the final of the Asian Games 2023. This upcoming match will be a significant challenge for Borgohain.

Despite her defeat, Borgohain remains one of India’s biggest hopes for the Paris Olympics 2024. Her journey so far, from winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics to qualifying for the Paris Olympics, has been inspiring. However, her recent performances have raised concerns about her preparation for the upcoming games.

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