Tokyo 2020: Indian boxers coaching in Italy to go away for Tokyo on July 17

India’s Olympic-bound boxing contingent, which is getting ready for the Video games in Italy proper now, will go away for Tokyo from its coaching base in Assisi on July 17.

An unprecedented 9 Indian pugilists have certified for the Tokyo Olympics, together with 5 males and 4 ladies. 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).

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The ladies’s squad includes six-time world champion M C 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 instructed

The primary batch of athletes from India may even go away for Tokyo on the identical day.

The help workers that may accompany the workforce consists of males’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva, ladies’s excessive efficiency director Raffaele Bergamasco, males’s nationwide head coach CA Kuttappa, ladies’s nationwide head coach Mohammed Ali Qamar and assistant coach Chhote Lal Yadav.

Yadav is the non-public coach of Mary Kom, who shall be making her second and final Olympic look. She is 38 and had gained a bronze medal within the 2012 London version when ladies’s boxing made its debut within the Video games.

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Two physiotherapists, Rohit Kashyap and Aayush Yekhande, and workforce physician Dr Karanjeet Singh may even be a part of the help workers.

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 ladies.

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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 going through added restrictions after arriving in Tokyo and must endure a tough quarantine of three days together with day by 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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