Minutes after boxer Lovlina Borgohain cruised past Nien-Chin Chen in her quarterfinal bout of Women’s Welter (64-69kg) on Friday, of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted to congratulate the pugilist.
“This is a BIG punch. You continue to make us proud #LovlinaBorgohain and keep India’s flag high & shining at #TokyoOlympics2020,” Mr Sarma tweeted.
This is a BIG punch ❤️
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 30, 2021
The win has also assured India of at least a bronze medal.
“Lovlina has entered the Semi Finals! Well done @LovlinaBorgohai, what an amazing news for India to wake up to today! We’ve been glued to the tv screen watching you in action!,” tweeted Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.