“India needs a totally science-based training system to win more medals,” says Lovlina Borgohain
Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain believes athletes in the country need a total science approach to training to enable Indian athletes to win more medals at mega events like the Olympics.
Lovlina was speaking on the opening day of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) ‘Scorecard 2022’ global sports summit, which saw discussions on how India can make big strides in sport with the convergence of sport, investment and technology.
“I believe there is a lot of talent in India and Indian athletes are the hardest working people in the world. I think the training system should be totally scientific so that we can win more medals,” Lovlina said in a statement.
“Over the past few years, we have evolved a lot and scientific training has also started, but we have to implement it from the local level. The Indian government is doing a lot for sports these days. “I wouldn’t have been here without their support,” said Lovlina, who recently qualified for the World Championships and the Asian Games.
Further sharing her view, Lovlina said, “Sports should become a regular subject in school from the early days until graduation and sports science should be the key.” Speaking about her responsibilities, she added, “Every time I step into the ring, I feel like I have a responsibility to win and make my nation proud.
“I want to inspire the next generation and help them because I can understand them and the issues they are facing. My message to them is don’t get bogged down after setbacks because it’s a long road to success that requires a lot of patience. .”