Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the women's welterweight category after losing the semi-final bout against Busenaz Surmeneli. The Indian boxer was the lone medallist for the country in Boxing.
Until Lovlina won the medal, her village Baro Mukhia, lacked basic infrastructure like roads, water supply, and an internet connection. Her performance in Tokyo, brought her village into the limelight and the 3.5 km kuccha road to Lovlina’s house has been repaired. According to the local citizens, new electricity wire are being laid and development work has started.
Netizens criticised the authrorites for neglecting the village as photos of the construction of roads were shared on social media.
Repair works on road connecting boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s house to the main road in Golaghat district of Assam has begun on war footing. pic.twitter.com/GNdzEaHTQ4
— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) August 4, 2021
Win a medal, get a road free. So much wrong about this. What was the MLA doing before this? What were the local authorities doing? Now, they want to get it in shape so that the VIPs who visit Lovlina have it easy. https://t.co/vFR7rLkHbB
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) August 4, 2021
Athletes: Give us basic infrastructure, we will win medals
Government: Give us medals, we will give you basic infrastructure
Pity state of affairs!
— Common Man (@CommonSense___) August 4, 2021
Road construction is not for the citizen of the area but for the netas convoy who are now lineup for visiting the village..
— Abhijit (@abhijitbora9) August 4, 2021
Want a motarable road to your house? Go win a medal at the Olympics..... https://t.co/hfg3ubP5Pz
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) August 4, 2021
For people who want to whine about “why no medals…” let this sink in.@navikakumar maybe you want to interview and ask @ianuragthakur some relevant questions instead of just attributing the medal wins to him becoming Sports Minister 16 days before the Olympics. https://t.co/vopnJ3WT4b
— Namrata (@Numb2705) August 4, 2021
We expect so much from them, but ignore their struggles. Each medal is only their own, with little govt & public support, that's why we must celebrate them. No one is hungrier than them for gold, so stop blaming their bronze. They have set new standards. It should only get better https://t.co/jakHeCradT
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) August 4, 2021
— Zenia D'cunha (@ZENIADCUNHA) August 4, 2021
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