Bollywood cheers Lovlina Borgohain as boxer secures India second


Bollywood celebrities took to social media to congratulate the Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain on his incredible victory at the current Olympics. She assured India her first boxing medal when she eclipsed former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to compete in the semi-finals on Friday.

The 23-year-old Assam boxer won 4-1 to advance to the final four where she will face reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

Farhan Akhtar, who played a boxer in his latest film Toofaan, was one of the first celebrities to congratulate Lovlina Borgohain.


Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram stories to congratulate Lovlina. Sharing a photo of the boxer, she wrote: “Congratulations @lovlina_borgohain on qualifying for the semifinals in the women’s welterweight boxing category. Make India proud🙏🇮🇳💫💪. “

Anushka Sharma congratulated Lovlina Borgohain on her victory. (Photo: Anushka Sharma / Instagram)

Randeep Hooda also shared a heartfelt note for Lovlina Borgohain on her big win and praised North East India. He wrote: “A new dawn on the horizon of the Northeast.

Sona Mohapatra posted on Twitter, “Big BADA HURRAY for @LovlinaBorgohai !! #Olympics #India Woman #women leading the charge.

Lovlina Borgohain will be the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Mary Kom at the London 2012 Olympics and Vijender Singh at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.



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