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CWG 2022: Lovlina Borgohain left stranded after leaving CWG opening ceremony midway

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain is one of the highly anticipated medalists from the Indian Commonwealth Games 2022 Contingent. She will be competing in the Women’s 70 kg category. It was in the same category that she won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. Expectations are high from her in the 2022 Birmingham Games as well. Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was held on 28th July. It was an extravagant event with carnivals, speeches, and various other performances. Manpreet Singh and PV Sindhu led India’s contingent as flag bearers. Earlier, Neeraj Chopra was reportedly going to be the flag bearer. However, an injury ruled him out of the CWG 2022. The ceremony is a snazzy one. But, can be tiring for the players who need to mentally prepare themselves for the upcoming matches. Lovlina Borgohain and Mohammad Hassumuddin left the CWG opening ceremony midway and were left stranded.

The Indian contingent is provided with 3 cars by the organizers. However, because of the ongoing event, the drivers were done for the day. Moreover, the duo couldn’t book a cab as well. And eventually had to board a bus.

On being asked about the reason for leaving early, Lovlina said “We want to train in the morning as we have about day after. The ceremony will go on for a while so we thought of leaving. We asked for a taxi but we were told that was not available.”

Lovlina Borgohain was left stranded after leaving CWG opening ceremony midway

This action of the two boxers didn’t go well with Rajesh Bhandari, vice-president of the Boxing Federation of India.

“We were in the middle of the ceremony and I got to know later that she and another boxer left early. We all came in buses and taxi option was not available at that time. They shouldn’t have come if they wanted to leave early. There were so many athletes who decided not to come as they had training or competition in the morning, which we completely understand. I will be speaking to the boxing team on this matter,” said Bhandari.

Sanskruti Yadav
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