Olympic Bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain’s coach Sandhya Gurung on Tuesday confirmed that she has got accreditation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Borgohain’s tweet on Monday shocked the sporting fraternity as the boxer claimed that her preparations for the event have been hampered by the continuous harassment her coaches have been facing from the authorities.
While the Indian boxing contingent reached the Games Village on Sunday night, the Olympic medallist’s personal coach was denied entry since she didn’t have accreditation.
In a long Twitter post, Borgohain expressed her anger and said that the coaches who helped her win the Olympic medal were removed and that hindered her training process. The 24-year-old also said that despite requesting, she had to face mental harassment.
“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.”
“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,” said Borgohain.
— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) July 25, 2022
Now, Borgohain’s coach Gurung has told ANI that she has received her accreditation for the Commonwealth Games.
“I have received the accreditation for Commonwealth Games 2022,” said Gurung.
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s coach Sandhya Gurung gets the accreditation for #CommonwealthGames 2022
“I have received the accreditation for Commonwealth Games 2022,” says coach Sandhya Gurung to ANI
(File photo) pic.twitter.com/zCQoLe2rQi
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2022
Earlier, the Sports ministry had said that they have instructed the Indian Olympic Association to resolve the matter at the earliest.
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