Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain defeated Germany’s Nadine Apetz.© TUSEN
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) reached the quarterfinals of the welterweight category (69-75 kg) at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Germany’s Nadine Apetz in the round of 16 at Kokugikan Arena. Borgohain beat Apetz 3-2 on Tuesday. The Indian pugilist won the round 1, 3-2, which put pressure on her German opponent. Lovlina maintained her charge in the second round and she unleashed more punches, putting Apetz off guard. The 23-year-old didn’t give in and ultimately won the match, advancing to the quarter-finals.
Mary Kom reached the round of 16 in the flyweight category (48-51 kg) on Sunday after beating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 16. Mary Kom beat Miguelina 4-1.
On Saturday, Vikas Krishnan, 29, lost his round of 16 in the men’s welterweight boxing event and retired from the mega event.
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