Indian boxers head to Italy for coaching forward of Tokyo Olympics | Boxing Information

NEW DELHI : Eight of India’s 9 Olympic-bound boxers, together with just a few sparring companions, will depart for Italy early Saturday morning for a coaching camp as they gear up for the Tokyo Video games from July 23 to August 8.
Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg), as reported by PTI earlier, has determined to base herself in Pune’s Military Sports activities Institute until the Video games.
5 Olympic-bound males Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Chaudhary (75kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg) can be joined by the likes of five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Strandja Memorial silver-winner former Deepak Kumar (52kg) through the stint.
“Some sparring companions we’re taking from right here. There can be solely coaching and no competitors throughout this journey,” Indian males’s boxing’s Excessive Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva instructed PTI.
The staff can be primarily based in Assisi until July 10 earlier than coming again to the nation and finally heading off to Tokyo at the very least every week forward of the Video games.
The ladies boxers apart from Mary Kom, who’ve made the reduce for Tokyo are Simranjit kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg).
The boxers are being seen as one in all India’s strongest bets for Olympic medals.

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