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Tokyo Olympics Boxer Ashish Kumar recovering from Covid-19

India’s medal hope in men’s boxing at the Tokyo Olympics, Ashish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 last month during an international boxing competition

Ashish Kumar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2021 1:26 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: India's medal hope in men's boxing at the Tokyo Olympics, Ashish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 last month during an international boxing competition in the Spanish city of Castellon. The 75kg category boxer, however, says he is on road to recovery.

"I can say that I've regained 50 per cent of my fitness. It might take a fortnight before I can resume training at full throttle," the 26-year-old boxer told IANS.

The international tournament at Castellon from March 1 to 7 was part of the build-up for Tokyo Olympics. Eight men and six women pugilists were part of the 14-member national squad that travelled to Castellon. Out of the squad of 14, nine have qualified for the Olympics - five in men and four in women's section.

The 2019 Asian Championships silver-medallist from Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh returned from Spain only last week where he had to undergo quarantine. IANS

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