Lovlina Borgohain: Superfast action on boxer Lovlina’s tweet, demand fulfilled within 24 hours

Birmingham: Star boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s personal coach Sandhya Gurung on Tuesday got accreditation for the Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022). Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina had claimed that her preparations for the Commonwealth Games were being affected due to her coach’s “constant harassment”. Sandhya is also the assistant coach of the Indian team. He was included in the Indian contingent just days before the competition.

On reaching here on Sunday, he was not allowed to enter the sports village as he did not have the accreditation, leading to a controversy. An Indian Olympic Association (IOA) official said, “Sandhya was brought to the boxing sports village this morning and given accreditation. He is with the team now. Sandhya has also been given a room in the sports village.

On Monday, in a long post on social media, Lovlina had said that she feels that she is being mentally harassed as she is struggling to get her coach in the team. She wrote, ‘Today I am saying with great sadness that I am being harassed (mentally) continuously. The coach who helped me get a medal in the Olympics is always thrown out, which affects my training schedule.

Lovlina, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year, had credited Sandhya for recovering from her mental state before the Games. Sandhya was also with Lovlina during her 15-day training camp in Ireland ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The BFI said in a statement that according to the rules, the number of support staff in a team is one-third (33 percent) of the number of players. There are 12 players (eight men and four women) in the Indian boxing contingent. According to this, four associate members can stay with the team.

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