Guwahati: Assam girls Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain have advanced to the semi-finals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 being played in Ulan Ude of Russia on Thursday, ensuring four medals for India.
Twenty-two-year-old Boro, an employee of Assam Rifles, beat Ursula Gottlob of Germany 4:1 in the 51 kg category. She will be facing former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen in the next bout.
Meanwhile, Borgohain (69 kg) entered semi-finals by beating Poland’s Karolina Koszewska 4-1.
The win of the athletes from Assam have ensured four medals for India in the ongoing boxing world championships in which India’s Mary Kom and Manju Rani have already booked their spot.
Celebrating another feat is that with the sure-shot medal at the ongoing championships, Mary is now the winner of most medals at World Boxing Championships (men & women) with eight medals.
Playing her first World Championships, Haryana’s Rani stunned top seed Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea to make it to the semi-finals in 48kg division in a 4-1 verdict. Next she will next take on Thailand’s Chuthamat Taksat.
However, there was disappointment for Kavita Chahal who lost her quarterfinal bout to Belarus’ Katsiaryna Kavaleva 1:4 in the +81 kg weight category.