• Rs.50 lakhs cash award and a first-grade government job to Lovlina: Bimal Bora

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    Guwahati: Assam State Minister Bimal Bora announces a cash award of Rs.50 lakhs and a first-grade government job to Lovlina, as per Assam sports policy, following her entry in the semi-finals of Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

    Post her win; there has been a jubilant atmosphere in her home state as she has been assured of a medal.

    Assam Athlete Lovlina Borgohain beats Chen Nien-chin (4-1) at the women's welterweight quarterfinal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, becoming the first woman from Assam to secure an Olympic medal.

    She played her match against Chen Nien-chin, who is a Taiwanese middleweight boxer. 

    As the news arrives concerning her confirmation into the semi-finals, the leaders and other delegates posted congratulatory posts over social media platforms. 

    Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma complimented the player for her praiseworthy accomplishment and tweeted, "This is a big punch. You continue to make us proud #LovlinaBorgohain and keep India's flag high and shining at #TokyoOlympics2020. Well done @LovlinaBorgohai

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