New Delhi: Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain claims that police have been harassing her mentally in the run-up to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. According to Lovlina, one of her coaches was turned away from the Commonwealth Games Village, and another was sent home.
The well-known boxer claimed that in the run-up to the international games, she had to beg to be allowed to join the training camp. Lovlina Borgohain shared details of the alleged mistreatment on social media, claiming that it had a significant impact on her preparation for the Commonwealth Games.
Notably, Lovlina won the Boxing Federation of India’s trials in June to qualify for the CWG in Birmingham’s 70kg division.
“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 a tweet.