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8 members of Indian boxing squad including 3 boxers test positive for Covid-19 in Turkey

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8 members of Indian boxing squad including 3 boxers test positive for Covid-19 in Turkey
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Eight members of the Indian boxing squad which was in Turkey for the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament, have tested positive for Covid-19. Gaurav Solanki, who claimed the only medal for India in men’s category, is among three pugilists who have tested positive.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 members of Indian boxing squad have tested positive for coronavirus in Turkey
  • The squad was in Turkey to participate in the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament
  • Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki is among 3 pugilists to test positive for Covid-19

Eight members of the Indian boxing squad which was in Turkey for the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament have tested positive for Covid-19.

Three pugilists are among the 3 members and all of them have been quarantined in Istanbul. Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki (57kg), Prayag Chouhan (75kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) tested positive for the coronavirus a week back, leading to them being quarantined following the event which ended on March 19.

Notably, Gaurav Solanki was the only Indian in the men’s category to claim a medal (bronze) for India at the Istanbul event.

Coaches Dharmendra Yadav and Santosh Birmole, physiotherapists Shikha Kedia and Dr Umesh along with video analyst Nitin Kumar are the others in isolation, a team source has told PTI.

Among women, Nikhat Zareen (51kg) had also settled for a bronze helping India finish with two medals overall.

The others who travelled for the tournament were Lalith Prasad (52kg), Shiva Thapa (63kg), Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg) and Krishnan Sharma (+91kg).

The women’s group featured Zareen, Sonia Lather (57kg), Parveen (60kg), Jyoti Grewal (69kg) and Pooja Saini (75kg).

The ones who have tested positive will have to wait for at least one more week before they undergo a fresh Covid-19 test to ascertain their recovery and clear the passage for a flight home.

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