The Olympic camp for Indian boxers is currently on hold due to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic. Earlier, it was reported that the camp would start in June but new reports suggest that the boxers might have to wait a bit longer.
“The camp will be held in Patiala. Permission is likely coming in the next couple of days and this time it seems, things will work out. By July 1, the boxers can start assembling, followed by quarantine and testing and then resumption of training,” a Boxing Federation of India official told PTI.
The camp was initially supposed to start on June 10 but the delay in sanctions from the Sports Authority of India forced the BFI to put things on hold.
Indian boxers Amit Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg), MC May Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg) have booked their spots for the Olympics and BFI will be conducting the joint camp for both men and women.
As per the SOP made by the BFI, the boxers will be covered for COVID-19 in their Medical insurance as well. In addition to this, the Federation is hoping to resume the National events by October.