Assam Athletes in Commonwealth Video games (CWG) 2022
The video games will witness participation from 72 international locations, that includes greater than 4500 gamers competing with one another for a podium end.
7 gamers from Assam comparable to Lovlina Borgohain, Hima Das, Shiv Thapa, Popi Hazarika, Tania Chowdhury, Nayanmani Saikia, and Mridul Borgohain can even take part within the video games.
Lovlina Borgohain was born within the Golaghat district of Assam on October 2, 1997. Her father Tiken Borgohain is a small-scale businessman and had monetary struggles to assist his daughter’s ambition whereas her mom is a housemaker. Following the footsteps of her twin sisters Licha and Lima, she first took up Muay Thai, a type of kickboxing on the age of 13. She later shifted to boxing.
Having discovered her love in boxing, Lovlina was all the time looking out for a possibility. And it got here inside just a few months. SAI was holding the trials at Barpathar Ladies Excessive College, the place she studied, and Lovlina confirmed her expertise when she took half within the trials. That is how Boro observed her distinctive expertise and began honing it in 2012. She was later coached by India’s chief ladies’s boxing coach Shiv Singh.
In her journey to achieve the head, she battled society which used to query her curiosity in Boxing being a feminine. Talking about achievements, she gained a Bronze medal on the 2018 and 2019 AIBA Girls’s World Boxing Championships the place represented India for the primary time. In 2018, she gained a gold medal on the 1st India Open Worldwide Boxing Event held in New Delhi. She has additionally gained a Silver medal on the 2nd India Open Worldwide Boxing Event held in Guwahati.
In 2020, she was awarded the Arjuna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind just about for her excellent efficiency in boxing. After qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020, she grew to become the primary girl within the historical past of Assam to qualify for the Olympics.