Tokyo Olympics: Indian Boxing Contingent Arrives In Tokyo Ahead Of Olympics | Olympics News


The Indian boxing continegent comprised of Mary Kom, Amit Panghal and others.© BFI/Twitter

Indian Boxing team spearheaded by Amit Panghal and Mary Kom arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for the upcoming Olympic Games that get underway from July 23. The India boxers had trained hard for the showpiece event in Italy and departed for Tokyo on Saturday. “TOUCHDOWN TOKYO Our boxing contingent has landed safely in Tokyo for the much awaited @Tokyo2020. The Big Day is here,” Boxing Federation of India (BFI) tweeted. The men’s boxing side comprises Asian Games champion Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (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).

The Indian shooting team had arrived on Saturday in Tokyo for the upcoming Olympic Games.

The Indian shooting and boxing teams at the Olympics would not be required to undergo a quarantine period. This means that both teams would be able to start their 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 after completing their rest,” NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia told ANI.

Speaking about the boxing contingent, sources in the know said: “They are not required to undergo quarantine as they are headed to Tokyo from Italy.


“You can expect them to start training once they test negative for COVID-19. The whole idea behind training in Italy was to ensure that there is no break in training when the boxers reach Tokyo due to quarantine rules.”

A total of 127 Indian athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, which is a record overhauling the 117 that qualified for the Rio Olympics.

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