Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain alleged mental harassment ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games set to begin on July 28 regarding the situation with her personal coach. The Sports Ministry in response urged the Indian Olympic Association to resolve the matter.
Borgohain, who is India’s 70kg entry for in the women’s boxing contingent for Birmingham, had ended her campaign at the World Championships after losing to Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance Team by a 4-1 split verdict in the round-of-16 bout, in May. The 24-year-old pugilist alleged that it was because of the same reason that she returned with a disappointing performance in Istanbul.
“It is with a lot of sadness that I say that I have been experiencing a lot of harassment,” Lovlina said in a post on Twitter on Monday.
“Every time my coaches who helped me win a medal at the Olympics have been removed from my training process and competition. One of these coaches, Sandhya Gurung ji, is also a Dronacharya awardee. Despite thousands of requests, they are always allowed late for my training. This hampers my training and puts me through a lot of hardships and mental harassment.”
— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) July 25, 2022
The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist added: “Now, my…