Amit Panghal in final, 4 medals assured for India at boxing WC; positive COVID case in contingent also detected


By: PTI | New Delhi |

December 17, 2020 7:53:48 pm

Indian boxer Amit Phangal (File Photo/PTI)

Amit Panghal (52kg) stormed into the ultimate after three different Indian boxers had been assured of medals at the World Cup in Cologne, Germany on Thursday whilst a positive COVID-19 case among the many help workers triggered some nervousness in the contingent.

Asian Games champion Panghal defeated Frenchman Billal Bennama, a bronze-medallist from the world championship the place the Indian received a silver, in his semifinal bout. The diminutive Haryana-lad prevailed 5-0 in the conflict.

Earlier, three Indian ladies had been also assured of medals after discovering themselves in semifinals when attracts had been unveiled.

Pooja Rani (75kg), Manisha (57kg) and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) made the final 4 as a result of small dimension of their respective attracts.

The crew was hit by a positive COVID-19 case in a help workers member. However, not one of the travelling boxers returned positive in a recent spherical of testing performed after the case got here to gentle.

“A physio, Rohit Kashyap, has tested positive for COVID-19 but the boxers are fine. They have been tested again and returned negative. The physio has been isolated and is doing alright,” a supply in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed PTI.

The contingent was also hit by health points with four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) pressured to drag out of the match resulting from minor niggles.

“Just unfortunate, what more one can say,” mentioned an official near the crew.

The remainder of the crew will compete as deliberate in the three-day occasion after which it should return to the nation, finishing an over a month lengthy training-cum-competition stint in Europe.

In all, 4 Indian males and 5 ladies are in motion at the occasion, which is able to characteristic boxers from the host nation, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.

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