Bollywood celebrities hail Lovlina Borgohain’s bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics: “We are all so proud of you”
Bollywood celebrities took to social media to congratulate the Indian boxer on Wednesday Lovlina Borgohain on her bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old lost her semifinal fight to defending world champion Busenaz Sürmeneli of Turkey 5-0 in the 69kg class. Assam’s first Olympic medalist and India’s only boxing medalist at the Tokyo Olympics were applauded by the whole nation.
Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan shared Lovlina’s photo on her Instagram Story, adding a heart and five emojis. Deepika Padukone also congratulated the sports champion by sharing a creation with Lovlina depicting the Queen in a card game. Family Man actor Samantha Prabhu also shared the news, adding a ‘dancer’ GIF to Insta’s story.
Abhishek Bachchan, who is an avid sportsman himself, took to Twitter to congratulate the boxer. The Manmarziyaan actor shared, “Congratulations @LovlinaBorgohai for winning bronze in your first Olympics! We are all so proud of you 🇮🇳 # TokyoOlympics. @WeAreTeamIndia.
– Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 4, 2021
Calling it a “super achievement,” Randeep Hooda posted on Twitter: “Great achievement #Lovlina .. the whole country is proud of you for winning #boxing # Olympics2020 #Olympics bronze.”
– Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 4, 2021
Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly also posted a tweet explaining how Lovlina Borgohain made the country proud. “. #TeamIndia # Tokyo2020 #LovlinaBorgohain # Cheer4India, ”Nivin wrote.
– Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 4, 2021
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– Kritika Kamra (@Kritika_Kamra) August 4, 2021
– Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) August 4, 2021
What a stellar performance !!
You are an inspiration to many #lovlinaborgohai !! Your Bronze in Boxing on your first Olympic participation is equal to the GOLD # Cheer4India # Tokyo2020 #Bronze #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/V70KiF2QR3
– R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) August 4, 2021
Even though Lovlina Borgohain was dominated, she became the second Indian boxer with an Olympic bronze medal after Mary Kom at the London Games in 2012.
Lovlina’s bronze medal brings India’s medal total to three after Mirabai Chanu’s bronze in women’s weightlifting on July 24 and PV Sindhu’s bronze in women’s badminton singles on August 1.
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