Tokyo Olympics bronze medal-winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Monday took to Twitter to submit an extended message through which she claimed that she has confronted “psychological harassment” as a result of fixed elimination of her coaches, who helped her win an Olympic medal, from her coaching course of and have been later allowed entry after a number of requests. She additionally claimed that her coach Sandhya Gurung has presently not been allowed entry into the Commonwealth Video games Village.
The Indian boxing squad reached the Video games Village right here on Sunday evening after a coaching stint in Eire however Lovlina’s private coach Sandhya Gurung couldn’t enter the Village since she doesn’t have accreditation. Lovlina, maybe, needed her private coach Amey Kolekar along with her through the CWG however he didn’t function within the lengthy checklist. The embellished pugilist expressed her anger in an extended twitter submit.
“At the moment with quite a lot of grief, I wish to inform everybody concerning the steady harassment occurring with me. The coaches who helped me win an Olympic medal are at all times being side-lined which has severely impacted my coaching schedule,” Lovlina wrote in her twitter submit.
“One of many coaches is Sandhya Gurungji, who’s a Dronacharya awardee. I needed to plead with folded arms to get my coaches included within the contingent. I’m feeling mentally harassed due to this ordeal,” she posted. “Proper now, my coach Sandhya Gurung is standing exterior the CWG village and never being allowed to enter. Simply eight days earlier than the beginning of my occasion, my coaching schedule has been hampered. My different coach has been despatched again to India,” she stated.
— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) July 25, 2022
Lovlina alleged that she endured comparable therapy earlier than the World Championship in Istanbul and he or she fears that one thing comparable will occur on the upcoming Birmingham Video games.
“I do not perceive how will I give attention to the Video games (CWG) amidst all this? My world championships additionally suffered due to this. I do not need my CWG to be affected as a result of politics. Hoping I’ll overcome this politics and win a medal for my nation. Jai Hind,” she wrote.
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) stated the accreditation course of is being managed by the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) and hoped that challenge might be sorted quickly.
“The IOA and BFI are working to get Sandhya’s accreditation constantly. It’s in IOA’s hand however it’ll come by immediately or tomorrow.
“We had given all names beforehand however there’s a quota system. Based mostly on the variety of athletes who’ve certified there’s 25 per cent quota. So we had 4 officers, which incorporates coach, physician and many others,” BFI secretary Hemanta Kalita informed PTI.
“We had requested the IOA and so they have elevated the quota to eight. 4 will keep contained in the village and 4 have to remain exterior, they will enter the village, and spend the day however at evening they’ve to return out,” Kalita added.
The opposite coach Lovlina is speaking about is her power and conditioning coach Amey Kolekar, who can also be her private coach His identify was not on the lengthy checklist. Kolekar was along with her in Eire.
The Indian crew already has a power and conditioning coach, who will assist out the pugilists through the Video games.
In the meantime the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) stated it’ll strive correct decision is reached.
“The SAI has taken up the matter with BFI. The Sports activities Ministry is in talks with IOA to resolve the matter and guarantee very best preparation for Lovlina who’s a powerful medal contender,” SAI official stated.
(With PTI inputs)
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