Guwahati: The Assam authorities on Wednesday introduced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who received the gold medal on March 26 within the Ladies’s World Boxing Championship.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made this announcement through the ongoing Funds Session of Assam Meeting,
The announcement comes after Lovlina, who received the bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics, achieved one other milestone by profitable her first gold medal on the World Championships on March 26.
Australian boxer Caitlin Parker, a two-time Commonwealth Video games medallist, was defeated by Lovlina — who hails from Assam, within the 75 kg weight class closing of the IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championship in Delhi.
“Lovlina has made us proud and the Assam Assembly today unanimously decided to award her Rs 50 lakh,” Sarma stated.
“Borgohain is the first Assamese sportsperson to clinch a medal in the Olympics and now a gold at the World Boxing Championship. This is a very special moment for us,” the Chief Minister added.
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