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Bollywood cheers for Lovlina Borgohain as boxer assures a second medal for India

Celebrities took to social media to congratulate Lovlina Borgohain, who assured India's second medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai |
July 30, 2021 3:45:47 pm
Lovlina BorgohainIndia's Lovlina Borgohain faces reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in the semifinal. (PTI Photo/Gurinder Osan)

Bollywood celebrities took to social media to congratulate Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain on her astounding victory at the ongoing Olympics. She assured India of its first boxing medal when she upstaged former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals on Friday.

The 23-year-old Assam boxer prevailed 4-1 to make the last-four where she will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

Farhan Akhtar, who played a boxer in his latest film Toofaan, was one of the first celebrities to congratulate Lovlina Borgohain.

Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram stories to congratulate Lovlina. Sharing a picture of the boxer, she wrote, “Congratulations @lovlina_borgohain on qualifying for the semi finals in women’s welterweight category in boxing. Making India proud🙏🇮🇳💫💪.”

Anushka Sharma congratulated Lovlina Borgohain on her win. (Photo: Anushka Sharma/Instagram)

Randeep Hooda too shared a heartfelt note for Lovlina Borgohain on her big win and gave a shout out to Northeast India. He wrote, “A new dawn on the North East horizon.”

Sona Mohapatra posted on Twitter, “Big BADA HURRAH for @LovlinaBorgohai!! #Olympics #India Woman #women leading the charge.”

Lovlina Borgohain will be the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Mary Kom at the 2012 London Olympics and Vijender Singh at 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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