Assam end campaign with 28 medals in 36th National GamesOctober 14, 2022
Assam completed their campaign in the 36th National Games in style winning two gold medals on the concluding day of the competition. Both the medals came in boxing and were won by Lovlina Borgohain and Ankushita Boro respectively.
Lovlina, Tokyo2020 bronze medallist, got her jabs and combination punches working to perfection against Haryana’s Sweety Boora to cap her National Games debut with a memorable gold.
Lovlina Borgohain was happy with the switch to the 75kg division after the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. “I wanted to test myself in the new weight category. It isn’t easy to come back after an injury but I pushed myself to be match fit for the Asian Championships,” an elated Lovlina said.
Earlier, former Asian Youth champion Ankushita Boro got Assam’s campaign to a flying start by clinching the gold medal in a one-sided women’s 66kg welterweight final against fellow Northeast boxer Alena Thounaojam (Manipur). Ankushita was all class against her unheralded opponent.