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Your win testimony to talent, tenacity of India's women power: PM Narendra Modi to Lovlina Borgohain

PM Narendra Modi congratulated Lovlina Borgohain over the phone and said her success is a matter of immense pride for every Indian.

Published: 04th August 2021 07:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2021 07:21 PM   |  A+A-

Busenaz Surmeneli, of Turkey, connects with a left hand to the face of Lovlina Borgohain, of India (R) during their welterweight 64-69kg semis at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Busenaz Surmeneli, of Turkey, connects with a left hand to the face of Lovlina Borgohain, of India (R) during their welterweight 64-69kg semis at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated boxer Lovlina Borgohain on winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday and said her win is a testimony to the talent and tenacity of India's "Nari Shakti" (women power).

Modi congratulated Borgohain over the phone and said her success is a matter of immense pride for every Indian, especially for Assam and the northeast.

Sources said the prime minister, in a lighter vein, told Borgohain that she was born on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) and while "Gandhiji spoke about non-violence, she is famous for her punches".

Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

Modi later tweeted: "Well fought @LovlinaBorgohai! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours. #Tokyo2020."

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