Three bronze medals are enough, now want to break the myth by winning gold: Lovlina
Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain is confident that moving up in a higher weight category will help her break the myth of never winning a gold medal at a major international tournament when the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships begin later this month. She will compete in the 75kg category in the Women’s World Championship starting here from March 15. She had won a bronze medal in the 69kg category in the last two World Championships and also finished third in the same weight category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. .
In this prestigious tournament, India’s top boxer Nikhat Zareen will also focus on retaining her gold medal while Lovlina will also want to break the myth of not being able to finish at the top. The 25-year-old boxer from Assam had finished third in both the 2018 and 2019 Women’s World Championships and then also won a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Due to which people started saying that this talented boxer is not doing her best. But Lovlina denied it and said that her commitment is to always give her 100 percent in the ring.
Lovlina has won all her three bronze medals in 69kg but will compete in 75kg in the upcoming championship. “Yes, it (not winning gold) is running in my mind as well, but I am desperate to change the color of the medal this time. My endeavor has always been to play for the gold medal and this time will be no different. The preparations are going well and I hope that I can break this myth at home. ,
She also said that being part of the same team with defending world champion Nikhat Zareen will not put any extra pressure on her to perform well and win the gold medal. “I am not thinking whether (world champion Nikhat Zareen) pressure will be on me or not,” Lovlina said. We have accepted that we have to live with this pressure. This happens in every tournament. ”””” She said, ” My focus is only on how well I can perform. It means not to take extra pressure thinking about the results.