Paris Olympics: Lovlina Borgohain looking to start afresh following Tokyo bronze medal haul
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain was the lone medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the bronze. Meanwhile, she is looking to start freshly for a better chance at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Although India produced its best performance at the Tokyo Olympics, in terms of medal haul in an edition, winning seven, it could manage just a medal in the boxing category. Female boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the welterweight division.
However, with Tokyo being done and dusted, Lovlina has already set her eyes in April, three years later. Speaking exclusively to PTI, Lovlina said that she would be taking a short holiday before getting down to business for Paris, as she would start afresh, with some quick changes to her technique in every aspect.
Recalling when Lovlina confirmed her bronze medal, she screamed following her quarters win. Talking on the same, she said that she had emotions stored within herself for a long time. Also, upon realising her support from India in Tokyo, she gave an ode to those emotions with the scream.
Lovlina also gave an ode to the moment in the high jump when Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) and Mutaz Barshim (Qatar) decided to share the gold medal after being tied. She said that the moment made her realise that sports can bring everyone and everything together, no matter how complex the situation is.
Lovlina also gave credit to her yoga and meditations for keeping her calm and focused during the Games. She also asserted that if one has faith in oneself, the person hardly needs any mental assistance.
Upon being asked how Lovlina would inspire other upcoming budding female boxers, she said she would take a cue from other role models on "how they manage themselves to perform my duties". Nevertheless, she asserted that she would not change her colour, remain a boxing student for life and try to change the colour of her medal.
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