CWG 2022: Mountainous setback for India as Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain bows out in quarters

Reported By: DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Net Crew |Source: DNA webdesk |Up thus far: Aug 04, 2022, 11: 22 AM IST

Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain, thought to be one of India’s greatest hopes for a medal in her weight class in boxing suffered a quarterfinal exit within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 on Wednesday. Borgohain was punched out by the 2018 Gold Waft video games silver medalist Rosie Eccles of Wales.

This, after three Indian pugilists including Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (48kg) and Mohammed Hussamudin (57kg) reached the semifinals of their respective classes to verify a medal every for India earlier within the day. 

Borgohain misplaced her light middleweight quarterfinal bout 2-3 courtesy of a break up decision that went in her opponent’s favour, even though she was main the competition by a itsy-bitsy margin after the opening two rounds. 

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The 24-365 days-mature all the way in which thru the 2d round had a degree deducted for holding, which looked to get taken a toll on her. The two-time world championship medalist was ‘dissatisfied’ published nationwide coach Bhaskar Bhatt after the bout. 

Talking to PTI, Bhatt mentioned, “Lovlina is dissatisfied with her third round hand actions. The greatest setback was the warning and it grew to become it around in favour of Rosie.”

“It was an unexpected decision and we are unhappy about this. We can get obtained the bout without problems but that one warning cost us dear,” he added. 

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In the intervening time, Lovlina’s fellow pugilist Nitu confirmed India’s first medal at CWG 2022 after beating Northern Eire’s Nicole Clyde within the girls’s 48kg class.

Later, Hussamuddin got the easier of Tryagain Morning Ndevelo of Namibia after a 4-1 break up verdict to verify his 2d consecutive CWG medal, and way to the semis. 

In rather about a areas, the reigning world champion Zareen delivered a knockout punch as she decimated Helen Jones of Wales in her light flyweight quarterfinals bout, courtesy of a unanimous 5-0 decision. 

With inputs from PTI

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