Days ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ opening, Tokyo Olympics bronze winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Monday said she was facing “mental harassment” over removal of her coaches from the CWG contingent.
Lovlina, who will be competing in the 70kg category, took to twitter to vent her frustration, complaining that her training had been hampered since one of her personal coaches (strength and conditioning expert Amey Kolekar) was sent back to India while her other coach, Sandhya Gurung, hadn’t been able to enter the athletes village in Birmingham. Although she hasn’t taken names, it is understood that her complaints are against the Boxing Federation of India.
“It’s with great regret that I have to say that I am constantly experiencing a lot of harassment due to the removal of my coaches,” said Lovlina in a long tweet.
“The constant removal of my coaches, who have helped me win the Olympic medal for my country, is affecting my training process for the competition. One of them is Dronacharya awardee Sandhya Gurung ji.”