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Tokyo Olympics medallist Lovlina Borgohain alleges harassment by Boxing Federation of India

While the first Assamese female to represent India at the Olympics is preparing for the Commonwealth Games set to begin in a few days time in Birmingjam, she has claimed that the Boxing Federation is engaging in dirty politics.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 25 July 2022 7:51 pm

Lovlina Borgohain

In what comes as a big news and a shocking allegation from star India boxer Lovlina Borgohain, the Tokyo Olympic medallist has accused the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) of mentally harassing her. While the first Assamese female to represent India at the Olympics is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games set to begin in a few days’ time in Birmingham, she has claimed that the Boxing Federation is engaging in dirty politics.

“It is with a lot of sadness that I say that I have been experiencing a lot of harassment,” Borgohain tweeted 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,” she added.

“Now, my coach Sandhya Gurung ji is out of the Commonwealth Village as she is not allowed entry and my training has been brought to a halt eight days before the Games. My other coach has been sent back to India, despite me requesting multiple times. I don’t understand how I am supposed to focus on my game. This situation ruined my performance during the last world championships also. I don’t want this politics to ruin my Commonwealth Games too. I hope I can break through this politics and win a medal for my country. Jai Hind,” she further wrote.

Notably, Lovlina had bagged the bronze medal in last year’s Olympic games after she succumbed to a defeat in the semifinals against the current world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in the women’s welterweight division. However, on the back of her impressive performance, she is being considered as one of the top medal contenders from India at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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