<p style="text-align: justify;"By winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Lovlina Borgohain emerged as a big star within the country. But Lovlina had to pay the price of suddenly becoming a big star. Lovlina said that after winning the bronze medal at the Olympics, the relentless series of celebrations and other engagements outside the boxing ring distracted her and affected her practice.
The Tokyo Olympic medalist said she was not feeling mentally strong during the World Championships last month. This was her first tournament since the Tokyo Olympics and she lost in the pre-quarterfinals.
Try luck in the new weight category
Lavlina further said, “After Tokyo, people’s expectations have increased. I had to participate in many functions and you can’t refuse or else people will say that I have become arrogant after winning medals. This affected the practice. A player needs time to maintain focus. I didn’t think this would affect the practice but it did.”
After the arrival of the new weight category, Lovlina will now land in 75 kg instead of 66 kg. She said, “I have thought of 75 kg but my weight has not increased that much, then I will take a decision after the Commonwealth Games.”
<p style="text-align: justify;"At the same time, world champion Nikhat Zareen has also made it to the team for the Commonwealth Games, but he believes that some aspects will have to be worked out in the new weight category. After participating in the 52kg category at the Stranza Memorial, she prepared for the Asian Games in 51kg. Then for the World Championship in 52 kg and now in the Commonwealth Games in the 50 kg category.
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