In the end, it turned out to be a cause not worth fighting for. olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain, who had created an uproar on Twitter after his personal trainer Sandhya Gurung was denied Games accreditation to stay with her in the Athletes’ Village, crashed out of CWG Birmingham on Thursday night after losing to Wales Rosie Eccles in the quarterfinals of the women’s boxing light middleweight division by split decision.
Lovlina was one of India’s biggest gold medal hopefuls in her weight class. His tirade against Indian Boxing Federation (BFI) on Gurung and his subsequent “mental harassment” charge, made the Tokyo Games the bronze medalist’s reputation is not good, especially after the recent debacle.
To house Gurung with her in the Games village, an accredited official team doctor Karanjeet SinghThe village card of has been canceled and the head coach of the women’s team, Bhaskar Bhattwas moved to a hotel housing the “Additional Team Officials” (ETO) without full-time access to his boxers.
Lovlina struggled for form after her heroics in Tokyo catapulted her to instant stardom. In women World’s Championships in Istanbul, they crashed out in the second round, obediently losing to Fair Chance Team (FCT) Cindy Ngamba. Now she has failed to clear the quarters hurdle.
After her exit at Worlds, Lovlina had blamed numerous congratulatory functions and cash prize ceremonies as reasons for her lack of preparation for the Istanbul encounter.