Since the Indian contingent for boxing at the Olympics has landed in Tokyo via Assisi (Italy), they will not have to undergo a quarantine period. Therefore, the contingent should have the opportunity to begin training once they settle down.
Speaking about the boxing contingent, sources told ANI: “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.”
Croatia had become the base of the Indian shooting squad as they prepared for the showpiece event. As of Saturday, the Indian shooting and boxing teams have arrived in Tokyo for the forthcoming Olympics. The games start on July 23. From their Croatian base in Zagreb, the Indian shooting contingent for Tokyo 2020 arrived in Amsterdam on Friday. The squad for Tokyo 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.
The boxing contingent 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).
In total, 127 Indian athletes, representing 18 different sports disciplines will compete in Tokyo. It will be a record-breaking delegation for India at any Olympics. This will be the highest number of cumulative events the country has ever participated in across the 18 sports disciplines.