Tokyo Olympics medallist Lovlina Borgohain makes HARASSMENT claims against Boxing Federation of India
Lovlina is currently preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, but as per the boxer's claims, BFI is doing dirty politics with her.
The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain has accused Boxing Federation of India (BFI) of mentally harassing her by constantly changing her coaches.
Lovlina, who became the first Assamese female to represent India at the Olympics, is currently preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, but as per the boxer, BFI is playing dirty politics with her. The 24-year-old claimed that one of her coaches, who helped her win medals, has been denied entry to the Commonwealth Games Village while another one has been sent home. Lovlina also said that her training has been halted just 8 days before the CWG 2022.
Lovlina took to Twitter to make some serious allegations against BFI. Check her tweet here:
"Today with great sorrow I want to reveal that harassment is going on with me. The coaches who helped me win the Olympic medal were removed which hindered my training process. One of the coaches is Sandhya Gurungji, who is a Dronacharya awardee. Both of my coaches have to plead to be included in the training camp and they are added quite late," Lovlina said in her tweet.
"I have to face a lot of issues in these training camps and this causes mental harassment as well. Right now my coach Sandhya Gurungji is outside Commonwealth Village and she is not getting entry. My training process was stopped eight days ahead of the Games.
Lovlina said that this is happening to her despite a lot of requests she has made to stop this and it has caused her a lot of mental harassment.
"My second coach has been sent back to India. In spite of requesting so much I had to face mental harassment. I don't understand how should I focus on the Games as due to this my last World Championships was also spoiled. But I don't want to spoil my CWG because of this politics. I hope I can break this politics for my country and bring a medal as well," Lovlina added.
Notably, Lovlina sealed the berth in the Indian team for the CWG in the 70 kg event with a dominating 7-0 win against Railways Pooja in the selection trials held by BFI in June in Delhi.
Lovlina scripted history when she won the women's 69 kg bronze medal at Tokyo 2020, becoming the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics after Vijender Singh (bronze at Beijing 2008) and Mary Kom (bronze at London 2012).
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will begin on July 28 and will conclude on August 8.