Women’s World Championship: Lovlina Borgohain becomes champion in 75kg category

March 27, 2023

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Lovlina Borgohain defeated Australia’s Caitlin Parker in the 75kg final to win the gold medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Sunday.

With Lovlina’s performance, India matched its 2006 count of four gold medals and concluded its campaign in the World women’s boxing championships at the K.D. Jadhav Hall on a bright note.

An Olympic bronze medallist in 69kg, Lovlina Borgohain achieved her target of breaking her ‘bronze jinx’ and settled down in 75kg ahead of the Paris Games by picking her maiden World crown.

With Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Saweety Boora (81kg) delivering gold medals earlier, India dealt with only gold in the event.

Asian champion Lovlina managed to pip two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Caitlin Parker 5-2 through bout review to pocket her maiden World title.

The lanky Lovlina replied to the Aussie’s attacks with counters and stayed 3-2 up in the first round.

After Caitlin bagged the second round, Lovlina, boxing from a long range, made good use of her left jabs to emerge triumphant in the spectacular tussle.

“I was stressed. I couldn’t succeed fully in my plan, lacking in a few things. Feels good to become a World champion,” said Lovlina.

RESULTS (Finals)
50kg: Nikhat Zareen bt Thi Tam Ngyuen (Vie) 5-0;
54kg: Hsiao-Wen Huang (Tpe) bt Yeni Arias (Col) 5-0;
60kg: Beatriz Ferreira (Bra) bt Paola Valdez (Col) 5-0;
66kg: Liu Yang (Chn) bt Janjaem Suwannapheng (Tha) 5-0;
75kg: Lovlina Borgohain bt Caitlin Parker (Aus) 5-2;
+81kg: Khadija Mardi (Mar) bt Lazzat Kungiebayeva (Kaz) 4-1.
Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil, 60kg)

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