Indian boxers will bag not less than 2 medals in Tokyo: Former Olympian Akhil Kumar


Former Olympian boxers & former nationwide coach again Indian pugilists to bag not less than two medals in Tokyo Olympics 2021

India is sending their largest ever contingent in boxing for the Tokyo Olympics with 9 pugilists comprising 5 males and 4 girls boxers representing the nation. The extra the participation the extra the probabilities of successful a medal on the Tokyo Olympic Video games and the previous Indian Olympians too are backing Indian boxers to bag not less than two medals in Tokyo Olympics. All eyes shall be on boxers MC Mary Kom (51 Kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 Kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 Kg), Pooja Rani (75 Kg), Amit Panghal (52 Kg), Vikas Krishan (69 Kg), Manish Kaushik (63 Kg), Ashish Kumar (75 Kg) and Satish Kumar (91 Kg) as they are going to be representing India in Tokyo Olympics beginning July 23. Former Indian Olympian and Commonwealth Video games gold medalist Akhil Kumar believes that India may have their greatest ever efficiency in boxing in Tokyo Olympics.

“Now we have received one medal every in two Olympics earlier than and this time I hope we get not less than two medals. It may be extra additionally this time round. The way in which they’re performing they give the impression of being motivated. They have good coaches, physiotherapist too for coaching.” mentioned Commonwealth Video games gold medalist boxer Akhil Kumar in a dialog with The Bridge.

The final time Indian Boxers received an Olympics medal in boxing was approach again in 2012 in London when legend MC Mary Kom received a bronze medal and amongst males India’s final Olympics medal got here in 2008 Beijing Olympics when Vijender Singh clinched a bronze. Subsequently, Indian Boxers have by no means received a couple of medal in a single Olympic Video games.

Vijender Singh and Mary Kom

“In boxing rather a lot relies on the draw you get in addition to your efficiency on that specific day. I can not commit something however I’m confirmed that Indian boxers will clinch not less than two to 3 medals.” mentioned 1992 Barcelona Olympic participant Raj Kumar Sangwan whereas chatting with The Bridge.

India’s former Nationwide boxing coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu who educated Indian boxers for twenty years from 1993 to 2013 too echoed related sentiments.

“It’s troublesome to foretell in boxing however I’m anticipating greater than two medals. Once more it’s troublesome to foretell in boxing as a result of typically the result’s 3-2 or 2-3. So, typically it’s subjective. Subsequently, we won’t say for certain.” mentioned the previous Nationwide Boxing Coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu to The Bridge.

With India nonetheless looking for their first silver and gold medal in boxing the previous Olympian and the present selector in Boxing Federation of India Mr. Raj Kumar Sangwan feels that Tokyo Olympics would be the greatest ever Olympics for India and the game will obtain a standing which it has by no means obtained earlier than.

“The color of the medal will even change and boxing might properly develop into India’s nationwide sport.” mentioned the BFI selector Raj Kumar Sangwan.

Each former Olympian Akhil Kumar and his former coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu refused to call any specific pugilist as favorite to win a medal in Tokyo Olympics as that may put them beneath strain however selector Raj Kumar Sangwan named 5 out off the 9 boxers as India’s greatest guess in Tokyo.

“Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan, Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur, Lovlina are the very best that now we have but it surely all relies on the day of efficiency.” mentioned Raj Kumar Sangwan.

“I can’t title anyone however each boxer is anticipated to win. Everyone seems to be deserving however you do not know who strikes on that specific day and there are lots of issues which matter like attracts. Subsequently, it’s troublesome to foretell however the ladies have been on prime of the rankings and the boys have additionally been on prime of rating additionally. I do not need to take title of any boxer that she or he will win a medal as a result of that places them beneath quite a lot of strain.” believes former Nationwide Boxing coach GS Sandhu.

The performances of Indian boxers in Commonwealth Video games 2018, Asian Video games 2018, World Championship and Asian Championship have additionally raised the expectations of successful medals in Olympics.

“Our boxers have carried out received medals at World Championship, Asian Championships. They’re getting good assist from the federation and the federal government has supported all of the ventures of the federations. So, I anticipate not less than two medals general. It is going to be nice if each women and men win two medals every. The boys are in type and so they have participated in varied competitions and so they have been successful medals and they’re at the moment ranked 2nd on the earth. So, I anticipate good efficiency from each women and men.” mentioned GS Sandhu.

The Indian boxers are at the moment in Assisi in Italy the place they’re making ready themselves for the celebrated quadrennial occasion and get the proper of publicity. The Indian pugilists will reportedly fly to Tokyo from there and can return again to India after the conclusion of Olympics.

“In the event you observe worldwide then our boxers have gotten higher coaching. The performances of our boxers have persistently improved whether or not it’s Asian Championship, World Championship or rating. This time the participation can also be highest and subsequently the probabilities of successful medals are additionally very excessive.” mentioned former Olympian boxer and selector Raj Kumar Sangwan.

India didn’t win a medal in Rio Olympics 2016 in boxing. India contingent in boxing was small in addition to the boxers couldn’t get the proper of publicity as India’s boxing federation was going through a ban. However this time across the Indian boxers don’t have anything to complain about by way of preparation, coaching, publicity and many others as BFI is acknowledged and the Sports activities Authority of India in addition to the Sports activities Ministry is offering all of them the required assist.

“The boxers combat and win medals not the federations however the presence of BFI can also be essential for the assist. Issues have modified then what it was throughout our time.” mentioned former Olympian Akhil Kumar.

The presence of the federation is essential and they’re doing a very good job and it helps Indian consultants additionally to do a very good job. The Excessive Efficiency Director of India is doing a very good job and the form of publicity the pugilists have gotten on the worldwide stage will bear fruitful outcomes.” mentioned Raj Kumar Sangwan.

“The presence of federation goes to be a fantastic assist. This time there’s a technical official from India. So, the federation could be very efficient and some of the highly effective federation of the world. This has rather a lot have an effect on on the efficiency of the boxers after they know they’ve a stable assist.” defined GS Sandhu.

With Indian boxing contingent comprising of younger Indian Boxers like Amit Panghal, Satish Kumar, Ashish Kumar, Simranjit Kaur and Lovlina Borgohain in addition to skilled MC Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan and Pooja Rani seems to have an ideal mix. And this time by getting all of the services by way of coaching, services and overseas publicity supplied by the federation and authorities will enter the boxing ring in Tokyo Olympics properly ready.



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