Tokyo Olympics Medallist Lovlina Borgohain, Harassment Claims against Boxing Federation of India: Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain has accused the Boxing Federation of India of Mental Harassment. Lovlina brought home a bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics last year. She is representing India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, starting on 28th July.
Lovelina became the first ever Assamese female to represent India at the Olympics. She is currently in Birmingham to make India proud in the Games. Lovlina made claims of harassment against the BFI for playing dirty politics. She stated that the coaches, who contributed to her career and made her win medals were denied entry into the Games Village.
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Lovlina Borgohain made deliberate allegations against the Boxing Federation of India. She made the allegations on Twitter and posted a screenshot mentioning BFI and the issues. She wrote, “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 in the training camp and they are added quite late.”
She wrote about her request to stop such mental harassment and her coach was denied entry. Lovlina stated, “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 an entry. My training process was stopped eight days ahead of the Games.”
She further wrote about her second coach sent back to India and how her performance is affected. “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 I should 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.”
Tokyo Olympics Medallist Lovlina Borgohain, Harassment Claims against Boxing Federation of India
Lovlina Borgohain will represent India at CWG 2022 in 70kg boxing. She created history when Lovlina became the third boxer in women’s 69 km bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics in 2021, after Vijender Singh in 2008 and Mary Kom in 2012.
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