Lovlina Borgohain, an Olympic medalist took to her Twitter account to say that she is being mentally harassed at the Commonwealth Games tournament. She will be representing India in the 70kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022, which will start from July 28 onwards, and just before a couple of days, she talked about the injustice happening to her.
She wrote, “Today with great sorrow I want to confess that I am facing a lot of harassment. The coaches who helped me secure a medal in the Olympics are being removed, again and again, affecting my training and competition preparation. One of the coaches is Sandhya Gurungji Dronacharya award winner as well, my coaches aren’t being allowed to enter my training camp despite requesting, I am facing a lot of difficulties and the mental harassment is taking a toll on me. My coach isn’t permitted to come here and the one who stayed at the beginning was also sent back, my training schedule is hampered before 8 days of the tournament, I don’t understand how will I focus on the Games (CWG) amidst all this? My world championships also suffered because of this. I don’t want my CWG to be affected due to politics. Hoping I will overcome these politics and win a medal for my country. Jai Hind.”
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) official said, “The SAI has taken up the matter with BFI. The Sports Ministry is in talks with IOA to solve the matter and ensure best possible preparation for Lovlina who is a strong medal contender,” SAI official said.