Hours after Lovlina Borogohain made sensational allegations of mental harassment after her personal coach was not granted CWG accreditation, Indian Olympic Association has claimed that Lovlina’s coach Sandhya Gurung has received her accreditation for the Commonwealth Games. IOA has informed that Sandhya was brought to the boxing village on Tuesday morning and was handed over accreditation.
“Gurung has joined the Indian contingent and was happy to meet Lovlina Borogohain,” IOA was reportedly quoted.
Notably, the Indian boxing contingent reached the Games Village in Birmingham on Sunday night after participating in a training stint in Ireland but Lovlina’s personal coach Sandhya Gurung could not enter the Games Village since she does not have accreditation. Gurung was added to the Indian contingent, but upon arrival, she was not given permission to enter the Games village.
In a long social media, Lovlina triggered a massive controversy on Monday when she alleged that the Boxing Federation of India is mentally harassing her due to which she is not able to focus on her game.
“Today with a lot of grief, I want to tell everyone about the continuous harassment going on with me. The coaches who helped me to win the Olympic medal are always being sidelined which has severely impacted my training schedule,” Lovlina tweeted.
She further claimed that she pleaded with folded hands to get her coach included in the contingent, but she is feeling mentally harassed because of this ordeal. She also mentioned in her post that her coach is standing outside the CWG village and not being allowed to enter. “Just eight days before the start of my event, my training schedule has been hampered. My other coach has been sent back to India,” she wrote.
She further alleged that she received similar treatment before the World Championship in Istanbul and claimed that her world champion performance suffered because of this. “I don’t understand how will I focus on the Games (CWG) amidst all this? My world championships also suffered because of this.” Her tweet grabbed the attention of Congress leaders like Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Gaurav Gogoi, who demanded immediate government intervention.