The camp started on January 3 and will continue until March 14.
Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan and MC Mary Kom are among six Olympians who have been added to the ongoing National boxing Coaching Camps in the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (Patiala) and the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here. The camps will continue till March 14.
Three Services boxers Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik and Satish Kumar, Vikas Krishan (All India Police) and Ashish Kumar (Himachal Pradesh) have now been included in the men’s camp in Patiala, while six-time World champion and Olympics medllist MC Mary Kom will join the women’s camp at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here.
The Olympian boxers will now join the camps npw. It started on January 3 with only those who had competed in the National Championships. With the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games drawing close, Sports authority of India approved the inclusion recommended by the Boxing Federation of India.
The Commowealth Games 2022 will take place in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from July 28 to August 8, while the Asian Games begins on September 10 and will continue until 25th September Hangzhou, China.
As many as 63 men boxers across different weight categories and 27 coaching and support staff have been in the National Camp in NIS, Patiala while 57 women boxers, including Olympic Games bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain and 25 coaching and support staff are already in the National Camp in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here.
The two National Camps, are part of the continuing preparation of the Boxing contingent and are part of the approved annual training calendar by MYAS and SAI. The Sports Authority of India have already shut down 67 national camps due to the sudden surge in COVID cases across the country.