Lovlina Borgohain, who became the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal, was among athletes who arrived in New Delhi from Tokyo to a festive reception.
Lovlina is the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. (AFP Photo)
- Lovlina Borgohain became the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal
- Lovlina is also the second Indian woman after Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal
- Indian athletes arrived from Tokyo to a rousing reception at the New Delhi airport
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain said that she is looking forward to meeting her father as she returned to New Delhi from Tokyo, where she became the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. Lovlina won bronze at Tokyo 2020, becoming the third to win an Olympic medal in the sport after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom.
“I am very happy to have returned to India after such a long time. Everyone is very happy at home, my father has come and I will meet home as soon as I get out (of the airport),” she said.
Lovlina further told the media after exiting the airport that she has now set her eyes on winning gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
India’s medalists from the Tokyo Olympics campaign were given a festive reception in New Delhi as they made their way out of the airport on Monday afternoon. Javelin star and gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was one of the first athletes to come out and was immediately mobbed by hundreds of fans. Neeraj was actually struggling to go through the crowd as everyone wanted to catch a glimpse of the javelin gold winner.
Thousands of fans waited outside the airport to welcome wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and the men’s hockey team, who arrived from Tokyo earlier in the day.
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