IOA asks 5 Tokyo-bound COVID-19 recovered athletes to get first dose of vaccine

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19-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary

The Indian Olympic Affiliation on Sunday requested 5 Olympic-bound sportspersons, who’ve recovered from COVID-19 within the latest previous, to take their first dose of the vaccine as quickly as potential.

Simranjit Kaur (60kg), who’s a 2018 World Championships bronze medallist, is the lone boxer within the record whereas the opposite 4 are shooters, together with 19-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary who gained a silver medal at this yr’s ISSF World Cup within the males’s 10m air pistol occasion.

The opposite three are 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games gold medallist Rahi Sarnobat (girls’s 25m pistol), silver medallist on the identical version Deepak Kumar (10m air rifle) and veteran shotgun shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan.

“Request boxing and capturing to get needful completed urgently and revert,” IOA President Narinder Batra mentioned in a press release.

Simranjit had not too long ago competed on the Asian Championships, shedding the her solely bout of the occasion, the semifinals, to fetch a bronze medal. The Video games in Tokyo will open on July 23.

The IOA mentioned 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes have thus far acquired at the very least one dose of the vaccine. The physique mentioned that there are 62 fully-vaccinated athletes, together with 4 para athletes.

From amongst coaches and help workers members, 114 have acquired their first photographs whereas 37 are absolutely vaccinated.

The IOA was supposed to supply particulars of the nation’s vaccinated athletes to the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) by Could 27 and had requested the nationwide federations to share the data. 

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