Covid-19 hits Indian boxers in Spanish tourney, three males pull out from last | Different Sports activities Information
New Delhi: The Indian males’s boxing staff’s last marketing campaign on the thirty fifth Boxam Worldwide Match in Castellon, Spain was derailed by a constructive Covid-19 case within the aspect, leading to three withdrawals from the summit clashes.
Olympic-bound Ashish Kumar (75kg) examined constructive for the virus and on account of being his roommates, Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) had been pressured to withdraw from the finals on Sunday evening. All three of them ended with silver medals which may have been gold however for the unexpected circumstances.
“What began as a terrific competitors has resulted in an anti-climax,” Indian boxing’s Excessive Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva instructed PTI from Castellon.
Ashish is “asymptomatic and is doing advantageous”. He’ll serve his quarantine in Castellon for 2 weeks earlier than heading again to India. Hussamuddin and Sumit have examined destructive and are travelling again with the staff which can land in Mumbai on Monday. Additionally unable to compete within the last was veteran Satish Kumar (+91kg) attributable to “illness”.
Manish Kaushik (63kg) ended up being the only real gold medal winner for the aspect, beating Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan within the summit conflict to finish an excellent comeback from a knee damage which stored him out of motion for a 12 months.
Among the many ladies, Simranjit Kaur (60kg), who can be certain for the Olympics, was pressured out of her last after her semifinal opponent — Kiria Tapia of Puerto Rico — examined constructive for the virus. The Indian, nonetheless, has returned a destructive check.
“Due to native authorities rules, she couldn’t compete,” Indian ladies’s boxing’s excessive efficiency director Rafaelle Bergamasco mentioned.
Vikas Krishan (69kg) was the one different male boxer to compete on Sunday, shedding a gruelling contest to Spain’s Youba Sissokho. The Indian was left with a lower above his proper eye within the ferocious contest.
Within the ladies’s draw, Pooja Rani (75kg) and Jasmine (57kg) additionally signed off with silver medals after being crushed by superior opponents in American Melissa Graham and Italian Irma Testa respectively.
India’s marketing campaign thus ended with one gold, eight silver and one bronze medal that was claimed by six-time world champion M C Mary Kom.