Amit Panghal (52kg) stormed into the ultimate after three different Indian boxers have been assured of medals on the World Cup in Cologne, Germany on Thursday whilst a constructive COVID-19 case among the many help employees triggered some nervousness within the contingent. Asian Games champion Panghal defeated Frenchman Billal Bennama, a bronze-medallist from the world championship the place the Indian gained a silver, in his semifinal bout. The diminutive Haryana lad prevailed 5-Zero within the conflict. Earlier, three Indian girls have been additionally assured of medals after discovering themselves in semifinals when attracts have been unveiled.
Pooja Rani (75kg), Manisha (57kg) and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) made the final 4 because of the small measurement of their respective attracts.
The staff was hit by a constructive COVID-19 case in a help employees member. However, not one of the travelling boxers returned constructive in a contemporary spherical of testing achieved after the case got here to mild.
“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 within the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed PTI.
The contingent was additionally hit by health points with four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) compelled to drag out of the event as a result of minor niggles.
“Just unfortunate, what more one can say,” mentioned an official near the staff.
The remainder of the staff will compete as deliberate within the three-day occasion after which it can return to the nation, finishing an over a month lengthy training-cum-competition stint in Europe.
In all, 4 Indian males and 5 girls are in motion on the occasion, which can characteristic boxers from the host nation, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.
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