Assam CM awards Olympic Bronze medallist Lovelina Borgohain a cash price of Rs 1 crore

Tokyo Olympics 2020 star Lovelina Borgohain received a special and grand welcome in the city of Assam.

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Bronze medallist Lovelina Borgohain was received a grand welcome crowded by a huge number of supporter’s all over to celebrate her success in bagging the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics for India. The Indian Women Boxer has also received a check of a whopping Rs 1 crore by Assam State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, as he went to also receive her at the airport following her outstanding and inspiring performance.

The former Bronze Medallist was also offered a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the state police unit as she was very proud of that. She later will also get an additional cash price of Rs 1 lakh every month until the next Olympics in Paris, 2024.

The city of Assam was glaring and was filled with excitement and thriller as a road will be named after Lovelina Borgohain in the famous city of Guwahati as she was truly mesmerised and her performance was worth inspiring for every Indian.

The Assamese sensation, Lovelina bagged a bronze medal in the Welterweight category of 69kgs as she bowed out to a defeat with Gold medallist Busenaz Sürmeneli 5-0. She was later facilitated by their State Minister this afternoon.

As soon as the arrival of Lovelina Borgohain was done, State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also shared a few pictures with the Olympian star and told “With pride & glory, I welcomed our star Olympian medalist Lovlina Borgohain at Guwahati airport. Lovlina has ignited a billion dreams with her success at the Tokyo Olympics, and set an example for budding sports talents in rural areas to aspire to achieve big on the world stage,” the CM tweeted sharing pictures from his meet with the Olympic star.

The 23-year-old Assam Champion then boarded a bus filled with huge pictures of herself as she headed towards the city hotel. She was also honoured to meet Governor Jagadish Mukhi in the evening.

Lovelina Borgohain will now depart to New Delhi to attend the Independence Day event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet the Olympic medallists, as she will not get to visit her village Baromukhiya in Golaghat during this visit.

Lovelina now only becomes the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic Podium, as she is joined by two of the most respected and great athletes in Indian Boxing with 6-time world champion Mary Kom and very versatile Vijender Singh. She also mentioned that she started her journey in combat sports as a kickboxer which this year made her a Bronze medallist winner in Kickboxing during Tokyo Olympics, 2020.