Olympics: Strict control for Indian athletes in Tokyo; Mary Kom looking for a way to overcome

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Delhi, First Published Jul 1, 2021, 2:12 PM IST

Delhi: Boxer Mary Kom has come up with a new strategy to overcome the strict restrictions imposed on Indian athletes in the Olympics in Tokyo. Mary Kom will travel to Tokyo from Italy.

Tokyo has imposed strict controls on people from 10 countries, including India, over the spread of Kovid. Kovid should be checked every day from three days before departure from India. Arrive in Tokyo and stay in strict quarantine for three days. Restrictions at this time extend such as not interacting with players in other countries and not practicing with them.

Players may not even be able to reach training venues as they are not allowed to interact with people from other countries. It was these restrictions that angered Mary Kom. Mary Kom says that having to miss three days of continuous training can affect performance. Going to Italy to overcome this. Once there, the training will continue. Then fly to Tokyo. People from countries including Italy do not have major restrictions in Tokyo. Mary Kom, 38, is currently training at the Pune Sports Institute.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has asked for a waiver from the restrictions imposed on Indians, but the Olympic Organizing Committee has not. You can enter the Games Village only five days before the match.

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Last Updated Jul 1, 2021, 2:17 PM IST

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