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Assam showers awards on boxer Lovlina Borgohain, to name a road after her Lovlina Borgohain
Image credit: Himanta Biswa Sarma Twitter

Assam showers awards on boxer Lovlina Borgohain, to name a road after her

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Aug 2021, 07:54 pm

Guwahati/UNI: It was raining rewards for Assam’s Lovlina Borgohain as she arrived in her home state on Thursday after securing the bronze medal in boxing at Tokyo Olympics.

Lovlina who arrived at Guwahati to a rousing reception was presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore by the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and offered a DSP post in Assam police for her feat in the Tokyo Olympics.

A road in Guwahati will be named after Lovlina and a stadium will be constructed in her name in Golaghat, Sarma announced.

The government has also decided to give Rs 10 lakh to the boxer’s coach.

Lovlina will be also given Rs 1 lakh per month till the next Paris Olympic to take care of her nutrition and practice.

The 23-year-old boxer said she is sad that she failed to win the gold medal in the Olympics.

“I again thank the people of Assam. I am sad that I failed to win the gold medal. But I am so happy that many people have come to receive me. I have won the Olympic bronze medal because of your blessings,” Lovlina told reporters outside the airport.

The pugilist from Baro Mukhia village of upper Assam’s Golaghat district became only the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic podium, joining two of the biggest icons in Indian boxing — six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Vijender Singh.