With many countries imposing travel restrictions on India to contain COVID-19, we track how it may have an impact on the country’s sportstpersons. Will it hinder their participation in competitions? Will it hamper their preparations or qualification for Tokyo Olympics?
Boxing has borne the brunt of international travel restrictions due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in India.
The first taste of such restrictions and flight cancellation impacted the Indian youth boxers’ travel to Montenegro for the Adriatic Pearl tournament in March. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had to book the tickets several times and arrange visas accordingly before the young boxers took a circuitous route to reach Montenegro just in time.
Ten members of the men’s team tested positive for COVID-19 at the National camp in Patiala in March, including head coach CA Kuttappa. Following that, at least…