Stay at home: How Indian boxers are…

Stay at home: How Indian boxers are spending time at home during lockdown

Staying at home is the need of the hour now as the world looks to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19. The Indian government has announced a 21-day lockdown for this purpose and all our boxers have been rigorously following it.

Before normalcy resumes, the pugilists are utilizing every bit of this opportunity to spend time with their families, something they don’t get to do during their otherwise busy schedules. Six-time world champion Mary Kom is devoting herself to her family and four loving children having already sealed her spot at the Tokyo Games to be held next year.

Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar, another Olympic qualifier, has gone back to his home in Himachal Pradesh and is spending quality time with his family. Lovlina Borgohain, Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal, all of whom will be seen in action at Tokyo, are playing with their young nephews and nieces as we all look to emerge from this crisis stronger.

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Amidst all this, all our boxers have made it a priority to keep themselves fit by indulging in light workouts at home everyday. Not just skipping, stretching or squats, Asian champion Pooja Rani has also been investing a lot of time in yoga and meditation to keep herself calm during these troubled times.

Pooja Rani training at home (3)

Just like our boxers are staying at home during this lockdown to battle the virus, it is your duty too to do the same as a responsible citizen. By staying at home, you can not only save yourself but all your loved ones as well as everybody around you.