3 reasons boxer Lovlina Borgohain is an inspiration

I love it when Indian women win in “masculine” sports, especially combat events. Boxing is such a taxing sports, tough on the mind and body, so I was elated when Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal in the women’s welterweight event in Tokyo couple weeks ago.

Lovlina Borgohain with her medal
Lovlina Borgohain with her medal at Tokyo 2020. Photo source: Lovlina Borgohain on Instagram

As I read about her, I was struck by her sheer doggedness and determination. Truly a legend, and still a long way to go!

Her story is inspiring, and here I share it with you:

She’s confident and ambitious

Lovlina has stated that she’s already aiming for a gold in Paris, where the next Olympic Games will be held in 2024. “I promise all of you that I will be back with the gold medal after Paris Olympics,” she said when she arrived in Assam after winning the bronze at Tokyo.

She’s super focused

Back in 2020, with the Olympics delayed due to the pandemic, Lovlina told a that in 2015 she got the Olympics rings tattooed on her wrist to remind her of her goal of winning a medal at the Olympics Games.

She is grounded and unassuming

Despite everything, Lovlina remains deeply rooted to her family, tending to the fields during the lockdown in 2020. Meanwhile, she is already advocating for more young people in Assam to take up sports as a career.

Sports Fashion: Of LBDs, fashion disasters and more

Sports Fashion: Of LBDs, fashion disasters and more

LBD makes a (clay) court appearance

Maria Sharapova completed a career slam by winning the French Open 2012, in an LBD (aka Little Black Dress).

Maria Sharapova-Sara Errani final

Picture courtesy: Getty Images

With a grey panel for some relief, Maria’s classic style statement was completely off for the European summer. Maybe she could take a leaf from her opponent Sara Errani’s fashion diary- wearing a more upbeat colour (purple mixed with lilac).

The Spanish Olympic outfits are as bad as their economy

The Spanish economy is down in the dumps, to put it mildly. That may be the reason they hired Russian fashion house BoscoSport to design their Olympics 2012 outfits for free. Take a look:

Spain Olympics team

Picture courtesy: El Pais

If the Spanish outfits are so bad, wonder what the Greek uniforms would be like. Hmmmm….

Euro Cup 2012 sees some serious fashion risks

I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks the diagonal stripe across the Russian football team’s uniform is confusing. What say?

Russian football team