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Lovlina Borgohain out, Pooja Rani reaches quarterfinals

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Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain’s IBA World Championship campaign in the 70kg category ended early after a disappointing loss in the pre-quarterfinals, while her compatriot Pooja Rani (81kg) entered the last eight stages in Istanbul on Friday. Did.

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Lovlina, who competed in her first international event since a podium finish in Tokyo last year, lost 1-4 to Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance Team (FCT) in the pre-quarterfinals.

On the other hand, two-time Asian champion Pooja registered a comfortable 5-0 win over Hungary’s Timea Negi in her opening match.

Pooja, the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist, who is competing in her first competitive tournament since a disappointing Tokyo Olympics performance last year, looked completely in control against Negi.

The veteran Indian boxer combined defense and attack to out-punch the Hungarian, who is a two-time World Championships bronze medalist.

The boxer from Bhiwani will take on Jessica Bagley of Australia in the quarterfinals on Monday.

In the first Indian encounter of the day, Lovlina started off aggressively but looked far from her best.

The 24-year-old, from Assam, was unable to enter Ngamba’s defence, as per her strategy of reaching the opponent from afar using her long arms.

She did better in the second round, but the FCT boxer defended strongly, landing several sharp punches at the Indian while avoiding punches from Lovlina.

Lovlina had defeated former world champion Chen Nien-Chin in the first round.

The FCT is a team from last year’s men’s world championships run by the International Boxing Association (IBA), formerly the AIBA, consisting mainly of refugee athletes.

2017 World Youth Champion Neetu (48kg) and 2019 Asian Championships bronze medalist Manisha (57kg) will play their respective pre-quarterfinals on Saturday.

Neetu will face Spain’s Lopez del Arbol while Manisha will face Bulgaria’s Svetlana Staneva for a place in the quarterfinals.

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