Boxers staying at home and training …

Boxers staying at home and training lightly as Tokyo Olympics gets postponed

As the world continues to fight the deadly COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has postponed the Tokyo Games by a year in a much-welcome decision for the entire sporting community, that is essential for the safety and health of all the participating athletes, teams, coaches, support staff, officials and everyone associated with the mega-quadrennial Games.

Pooja Rani training at home (3)

The worldwide pandemic has necessitated social distancing and home isolation to curb the spread of the virus, thus enforcing lockdown in most of the nations. India is currently under a 21-day lockdown in an attempt to flatten the curve of the virus and all Indian boxers are staying at home.

While their usual training has taken a backseat, the boxers have been diligently doing light workout to keep themselves in shape at such a time. With the Olympics being deferred, our boxers are optimistic about utilising this extra time to pick up new skills and strengthen themselves further as they look to make the country proud next year in Tokyo.