Two-time world championship medal-winning boxer Lovlina Borgohain on Thursday examined optimistic for coronavirus, hours earlier than she was about to board a flight to Italy together with the Indian contingent for a training-cum-competition journey.
The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) had sanctioned a Europe tour for 16 elite Indian boxer for a interval of 52 days from October to December.
Whereas two different boxers couldn’t journey for different causes, Olympic quota winner Lovlina missed it after contracting the virus, following a go to to her hometown in Assam the place she went to see her ailing mom.
“Double world championship bronze medallist boxer and Olympic quota winner Lovlina Borgohain has examined optimistic for coronavirus,” SAI mentioned in a press release.
“She had travelled to her hometown in Assam on a 11-day go away to fulfill her ailing mom previous to the Indian group’s departure to Italy for a 52 day coaching camp.
She was examined upon her arrival again from Assam on October 11, as per protocol and examined adverse within the preliminary take a look at.
“Nevertheless upon being examined on October 15 once more, 4 days after her return from Assam, earlier than her departure for the European journey in Delhi, she examined optimistic,” the assertion added.
Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom (sickness) and World championship bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (harm) can even miss the tour.
The 23-year-old Lovlina has been in isolation since coming back from Guwahati, as per SOP. She is being given requisite therapy and is beneath medical statement.
The Indian boxers will attain Assisi, Italy for coaching and can compete in two occasions in France (Alexis Vastine Worldwide Boxing Match, October 27-31) and Poland (Leszek Drogosz Memorial, November 2-7).