Tokyo 2020: Indian shooting, boxing contingent not required to quarantine

Both teams would be able to start training once they settle down and test COVID-19 negative.

Indian Boxing team poses for a picture ahead of Tokyo Olympics, in Assisi. (PTI Photo)   -  PTI

India’s shooting and boxing contingent at the Olympics would not be required to undergo a quarantine period as they have landed in Tokyo from Zagreb (Croatia) and Assisi (Italy) respectively.

As a result, both teams would be able to start training once they settle down.

"No quarantine is required for shooters as they have come from Croatia. The shooters are fine and they are currently resting in the Games Village after a long flight. They will start training in a short time," NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia told ANI.

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Speaking about the boxing contingent, sources in the know said the whole idea of training in Italy was to ensure there was “no break in training when the boxers reach Tokyo due to quarantine rules.” The boxing team is expected to start training once it tests negative for COVID-19.

Indian boxers on the last day of their training in Italy ahead of the Tokyo (Photo: PTI)   -  PTI

 

The Indian shooting contingent had shifted its base to Croatia to train for the showpiece event. The Indian shooting and boxing team arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for the upcoming Olympic Games which gets underway from July 23.

On Friday, the Indian shooting contingent reached Amsterdam from Zagreb in Croatia.

The squad for Tokyo Games 2020 consists of Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan, Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant, Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal, and Rahi Sarnobat.

 

On the other hand, the boxing contingent comprises Asian Games Champion Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan Yadav (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Satish Kumar (+91kg). The women's squad includes Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg).

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A total of 127 athletes across 18 sports disciplines from India will be heading to Tokyo. This is the biggest-ever contingent India will be sending to any Olympics.

The 69 cumulative events across the 18 sport disciplines that India will participate in are also the highest ever for the country.

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