Indian boxers coaching in Italy to go away for Tokyo on July 17 | Tokyo Olympics Information

NEW DELHI: India’s Olympic-bound boxing contingent, which is making ready for the Video games in Italy proper now, will go away for Tokyo from their coaching base in Assisi on July 17.
An unprecedented 9 Indian pugilists have certified for the Tokyo Olympics, together with 5 males and 4 girls. All of them are giving ultimate touches to their Video games preparations in Assisi. The Video games will open on July 23 with boxing competitions beginning the following day.
The boys who’ve certified are world primary and Asian Video games champion Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg).
The ladies’s squad includes six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg).
“The journey plans have been finalised, the workforce will go away for Tokyo on July 17,” an official supply advised PTI.
The primary batch of athletes from India will even go away for Tokyo on the identical day.
The help employees that may accompany the workforce contains males’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva, girls’s excessive efficiency director Raffaele Bergamasco, males’s nationwide head coach CA Kuttappa, girls’s nationwide head coach Mohammed Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal Yadav.
Yadav is the private coach of Mary Kom, who shall be making her second and final Olympic look. She is 38 and gained a bronze medal within the 2012 London version when girls’s boxing made its debut within the Video games.
Two physiotherapists, Rohit Kashyap and Aayush Yekhande, and workforce physician Dr Karanjeet Singh will even be part of the help employees.
India’s qualification efficiency in boxing this time was markedly higher than the 2016 Rio Video games the place solely three made the tournament-proper, none of them girls.
The nation didn’t win any boxing medals within the earlier Video games. India’s first boxing medal within the Olympics got here in 2008 when Vijender Singh claimed the middleweight bronze, adopted by Mary Kom’s medal in 2012.
Athletes travelling from India can be dealing with added restrictions after arriving in Tokyo and must endure a tough quarantine of three days together with every day testing for COVID-19.
However those that can be heading to the Japanese capital from international coaching bases like Europe will get some relaxations on the severity of the quarantine.

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