Sun. Sep 20th, 2020
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In accordance to the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI), 3 senior male wrestlers, which include globe championship silver-medallist Deepak Punia, have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.

File photograph of Deepak Punia (Photograph Courtesy: @Wrestling)


  • Deepak Punia and two other Indian wrestlers check constructive for coronavirus
  • WFI has manufactured no alterations to the coaching routine for male wrestlers
  • Vinesh Phogat has recovered from the virus

With the resumption of sports activities routines in India, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) begun the coaching camp for male wrestlers on September one at Sonepat. All gamers and help had to go undergo necessary testing on arrival in accordance to the SOPs in location.

The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI), on Thursday, intimated that three senior male wrestlers have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.

A single amongst the 3 contaminated wrestlers is globe championship silver-medallist Deepak Punia who manufactured it to the Tokyo Olympics. Apart from the Olympic-bound 86kg class wrestler, two other male wrestlers – Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg)- have also examined constructive.

“3 senior men’s wrestlers, who had reported to the Nationwide Wrestling Camp at SAI Centre in Sonepat, have examined constructive for COVID -19 virus,” the SAI explained in a statement.

Nonetheless, in this regard, WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar explained that they have manufactured no alterations to the coaching routine of the Men’s camp.

“They (the 3) will be examined once again immediately after two days and if they return adverse exams, they will be brought back. There is no risk to the nationwide camp. It will carry on. The wrestlers will start off coaching only immediately after they full their quarantine time period of 14 days,” Tomar informed PTI.

On Wednesday, Olympic-bound female wrestler Vinesh Phogat announced her recovery as she returned adverse success for the virus on Tuesday. The Rajiv Khel Ratna awardee, who competes in the 53kg class, has having said that selected to continue to be in quarantine as a precautionary measure. The WFI coaching camp for female wrestlers has not but started off amid the pandemic.

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