Commonwealth Games 2022: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s coach Sandhya Gurung gets accreditation for Games

Xtra Time Web Desk: After the disappointing news of Neeraj Chopra not participating in upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022, there is some good news coming from Indian camp in Birmingham. Olympic medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain’s coach Sandhya Gurung got the accreditation for the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday.

Lovlina had earlier taken to Twitter to say that she was mentally harassed due to the absence of her coaches including Sandhya Gurung at the Commonwealth village. Lovlina said that she was facing harassment due to her coach not getting entry into CWG village.

She posted her statement on Twitter which said, “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 and she is a Dronacharya awardee. Both of my coaches have to plead to be included in the training camp and they are added quite late.”

She added, “This has caused me a lot of problems in my training and this causes mental harassment as well. Right now, my coach Sandhya Gurungji is not getting entry into the Commonwealth Village and she is outside. Due to this, my training has stopped eight days ahead of the competition. My second coach has also been sent back to India.”

Last year at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Lovlina had won a bronze medal in the women’s welterweight category (64-69 kg).

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games are being held from July 28 to August 8.