India’s Lovlina Borgohain clinched a silver medal after she lost to home favourite Li Qian in the final of the women’s 75kg category at the Asian Games on Wednesday.
China’s Qian won the bout by a unanimous 5-0 decision by the judges. Lovlina was forced on the back foot by the Chinese pugillist who opted relentless attack in the opening round.
The insistence on defence even got Lovlina a passivity warning in the opening round. The judges ruled the round 3-2 in favour of Qian.
Qian continued to press forward which put her ahead in the overall bout, with the judges awarding the second round with a unanimous decision.
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