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Boxer Lovlina's coach granted Commonwealth accreditation: Sources

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New Delhi: Sources informed on Tuesday that boxer Lovlina Borogohain's coach Sandhya Gurung has been granted accreditation for Commonwealth Games 2022. The notice comes a day after the boxer took to Twitter about her facing mental torture after her coaches were frequently changed or denied entry to the Games village, NDTV reports.

Changing her coaches, who had helped her win Olympic bronze, had hampered her training process and caused "mental harassment".

On Monday, she said on Twitter, "Today, with great sorrow, I want to reveal that harassment is going on with me. The coaches who helped me win the Olympic medal were removed, which hindered my training process. One of the coaches is Sandhya Gurungji, who is a Dronacharya awardee. Both of my coaches have to plead to be included in the training camp, and they are added quite late."

"Right now, my coach Sandhya Gurungji is outside Commonwealth Village. With all this, my training process stopped exactly eight days before the games. My second coach has also been sent back to India. This happened even after I made many requests, due to which I have suffered a lot of mental harassment. I don't know how to focus on the game. Due to this, my last world championship was also spoiled. And because of this politics, I do not want to spoil my CWG. I hope that I can break these politics and win a medal for my country. Jai Hind," she said.

Lovlina won a berth to CWG boxing 70kg category after making a dominating win over Railways Pooja in selections trial Delhi. She scripted history when she won the women's 69 kg bronze medal at Tokyo 2020, becoming the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics after Vijender Singh (bronze in Beijing 2008) and Mary Kom (bronze in London 2012).

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