The Tokyo Olympics' bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain on Monday brought mental harassment allegations against the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
The first Assamese female to represent India at the Olympics, Lovlina is currently preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
As claimed by the boxer, the BFI is playing dirty politics with her which is affecting her training process.
The decorated pugilist expressed her anger over the dirty politics.
Lovlina took to Twitter to accuse the federation. In her statement, which is written in Hindi, she alleged that her coaches who helped her win medals are being changed at regular intervals to hamper her training process.
"My coaches, who helped me win medals in Olympics, are being removed, and are harassing me in the training process and competition. After pleading multiple times, two of my coaches were brought in, but it was quite late. For this reason, I am facing trouble during training. Moreover, I am being mentally harassed," she said.
She further wrote, "Currently, my coach Sandhya Gurungji is outside the Commonwealth village and she is not being allowed to enter. For this reason, my training process is halted just before 8 days of the upcoming game. My other coach has also been sent back to India."
"I am unable to understand, how can I focus on the game now. For this reason, my performance at the world championship was not good. I don't want to deteriorate my performance at CWG for their dirty politics. I hope, I will bring a medal for my country getting over this politics," she wrote.
As per reports, the Indian boxing squad reached the Games Village here on Sunday night after a training stint in Ireland but Lovlina's personal coach Sandhya Gurung could not enter the Village since she does not have accreditation. Lovlina, perhaps, wanted her personal coach Amey Kolekar with her during the CWG but he did not feature in the long list. On the other hand, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said the accreditation process is being managed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and hoped that issue will be sorted soon. "The IOA and BFI are working to get Sandhya's accreditation continuously. It is in IOA's hand but it will come by today or tomorrow. "We had given all names beforehand but there is a quota system. Based on the number of athletes who have qualified there is 25 per cent quota. So we had four officials, which includes coach, doctor etc," BFI secretary Hemanta Kalita told PTI. "We had requested the IOA and they have increased the quota to eight. Four will stay inside the village and four have to stay outside, they can enter the village, and spend the day but at night they have to go back out," Kalita added. The other coach Lovlina is talking about is her strength and conditioning coach Amey Kolekar, who is also her personal coach His name was not on the long list. Kolekar was with her in Ireland. The Indian team already has a strength and conditioning coach, who will help out the pugilists during the Games. Meanwhile, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said it will try that a proper resolution is reached. "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.