Boxer Lovlina has high hopes from Khelo India Youth Games

December 23, 2019, Guwahati

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Two-time World Championships bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain said that the Khelo India Youth Games will produce Olympic medallists in future.

Borgohain said the Khelo India Youth Games, to be held here from January 10 to 22, is an excellent platform for athletes to showcase their talent.

“It’s very big for Assam to host the Khelo India Youth Games. It’s an honour for the State. There will be a lot of athletes who will win medals at the 2024 Olympics because of the Khelo India Youth Games,” said the 22-year-old.

“The Khelo India Youth Games is a big tournament. There was no such tournament before. It’s a great platform for athletes. No talent can be hidden now. Everyone can showcase their talent. This is a great opportunity for all athletes. The Khelo India Youth Games provides great exposure for upcoming athletes,” said Borgohain.

The Assam athlete has won gold at the India Open in 2018, a bronze medal each in the 2018 World Championships and 2019 World Championships in the welterweight category.

She clinched bronze in the 2017 Asian Championships as well. Borgohain, who finished at the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games last year, is currently preparing to clinch a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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