Borgohain successfully dodged her opponent's attack while also landing some effective counter hooks by taking advantage of her height.
Digital Desk: Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain advanced to the women's 75 kg boxing final at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. By making it to the final of her division, Lovlina Borgohain also guaranteed herself an Olympic spot in Paris 2024.
Olympic medalist and world champion Lovlina Borgohain defeated Thailand's Baison Maneekon by a unanimous decision in the semifinals to go to Wednesday's gold medal match.
Borgohain successfully dodged her opponent's attack while also landing some effective counter hooks by taking advantage of her height. The Indian boxer fought with defensive restraint the entire time, eventually winning a place in the gold medal match.
Boxing is a Paris 2024 Olympics qualifier event at the Asian Games 2023. Men's competitions' gold- and silver-medal winners in each of the seven weight categories will receive a qualifying spot in Paris 2024. All categories in the women's division will have four quotas available, except 66kg and 75kg, which will have two slots available, much like in the men's category.
Athletes must be chosen by their NOC to represent their delegation in Paris 2024 to compete in the Paris Games, as National Olympic Committees have sole control over the representation of their nations at the Olympic Games.
In Hangzhou, India's Nikhat Zareen, Preeti Pawar, Parveen Hooda, and Lovlina Borgohain have already secured Paris 2024 quotas.
Meanwhile, Chang Yuan of China, the current champion, defeated Preeti Pawar, 19, by unanimous decision in their 54 kg semifinal match. A bronze medal and an Olympic quota were already guaranteed by Preeti Pawar, who is taking part in her maiden Asian Games, by making it to the semifinals.