Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has alleged mental harassment by the authorities, ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In a tweet, she claimed that one of her coaches was not allowed to enter the Commonwealth Games Village while another has been sent back to India. The decorated boxer said all this has heavily affected her training for the upcoming CWG. 

“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.

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“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.”

“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.

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Lovina, who hails from the Golaghat district of Assam, scripted history by winning a bronze medal in the Welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was, however, ousted in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championships in Istanbul this year.