Lovlina Borgohain will fight it out in trials featuring medallists from the previous three editions of the tournament for a place in the camp.
The euphoria of record participation gave way to disappointment. Lovlina Borgohain’s bronze managed to heal the wound of failure after a few big names faltered.
Neeraj Chopra's javelin which gave India its sole gold in the 2020 Olympics has drawn a bid of over Rs 1.55 crore while its base price is Rs 1 crore.
Lovlina Borgohain said that she will return to the state next week and ask children to take up sports and focus on winning medals for the nation.
"Looking forward to upcoming competitions. In my semi-final bout at Olympics, I identified my weaknesses, so am working on them now," Lovlina said at the felicitation event.
The government announced that a road in Guwahati would be named after her and a sports complex would be built at her constituency, Sarupathar, at a cost of Rs 25 crore.
A road in Guwahati to be named after Lovlina Borgohain, who has been offered DSP post, Rs 1 crore by the Assam government.
Borgohain, who clinched the welterweight (69kg) bronze, is scheduled to be felicitated by the state government in the afternoon.
Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain eats home-style Assamese food with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
In a video posted on Twitter, Lovlina could be seen eating along with the former Chief Minister of Assam in his house.
local MLA Biswajit Phukan said the work for the implementation of both projects -- sports academy and piped water -- would be started within this year.
India finished the Tokyo Olympic Games with a ranking of 48, which Narinder Batra described as a bar that has been set from where India can only go higher.
As the Tokyo Olympics come to a close, we a look at the medallists and those who came within touching distance of glory but couldn't quite make it to the podium.
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.
Lovlina Borgohain is now only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh in Beijing 2008, and MC Mary Kom in London 2012 to win the bronze for India at Olympics.
Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey defeated Borgohain by a unanimous decision of 5-0. All five judges gave decisions in the favour of Turkish pugilist as she stamped her dominance.