Lovlina nominated for Arjuna Award
Online Staff/GUWAHATI, June 1: Good news for the sports fraternity of Assam.
Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has nominated Lovlina Borgohain along with Simranjit Kaur and Manish Kaushik for Arjuna Award.
On the other hand Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan are being recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
In a brief reaction to the media Lovlina said, “I have listened the news. It will be great if my name is selected for the prestigious award.”
Last time an athlete from Assam received Arjuna award was sprint star Hima Das. She bagged the prestigious award in 2018
Boxing Federation of India in a release said: “Lovlina Borgohain and Simranjit Kaur have been two of the most talented young women’s boxers we have produced in the recent few years and they have proved it with their credentials.
While Borgohain went on to capture two bronze medals from the last two World Championships, Simranjit flourished with silver each from the 2018 World Championships as well as the 2019 Asian Championships. Manish Kaushik displayed exemplary courage at the 2019 World Championships to clinch a bronze to add to the
On the other hand Panghal and Krishna have taken Indian boxing to even greater heights with their unwavering focus and consistent performances in elite tournaments in the last four years. Panghal has been a revelation in the last couple of years and has added an Asian Games gold, Asian Championships gold and CWG Silver medal before scripting history at last year’s World Championships with a silver medal.
Krishna, a former World Championships bronze medalist, too soared high with his haul of a gold medal from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a couple of bronze medals from the Asian Games and Asian Championships.
Meanwhile the architect of the success stories of Indian boxing has been the coaches of whom head coach of Indian women’s boxing Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal are being recommended for the Dronacharya Award. Both have tirelessly put in efforts to make boxing a sporting powerhouse and have shaped champions.
For the Dhyanchand Award, BFI recommended 2008 Asian Boxing gold medalist and two-time World Championships silver medallist Usha Nagisetty for her immense contribution to the sport.