Assam assembly to be adjourned during Lovlina’s semi-final on Wednesday
Along with millions of sports enthusiasts across the country, the entire Assam Legislative Assembly will be cheering for Lovlina Borgohain when she takes on Turkey's Busenaz Surmeneil in what promises to be a scintillating semifinal in the Women’s boxing welterweight category at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
The excitement is so high among the people of Assam, the state Borgohain hails from, that the Assam Legislative Assembly has decided to adjourn its proceedings by 30 minutes so that the members can watch the match and cheer for the 23-year-old pugilist.
Though Borgohain is assured of a medal, now the only question is the colour of the medal. Borgohain, a two-time World Championship bronze medallist and also the first female boxer from Assam to qualify for the Games, has got the world talking after her quarter-final triumph over Chinese Taipei’s N C Chen. "When I began, I was not fearless. But when I gained confidence, I did not care about what people were saying and started performing better," Lovlina had recently said.
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