Australian boxers to train in India before Olympic Qualifiers

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE “No travelling is being planned because we want ensure there is no exhaustion before the Qualifiers. Even at the South Asian Games, I told the boys to ensure they should remain injury-free, treat the Games as more of sparring than a proper competitions,” he said. READ | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston CelticsThe Indian team for the Olympic qualifiers will be cast in stone by the end of this month. Two categories are already locked after Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) claimed the spots by winning medals at the World Championships in Russia in September-October.  The remaining six weight divisions — 57kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg — will be picked on the basis of trials to held in the last week of December.  “We had invited two-three nations and Australia have confirmed that they would be here from January 5 to 25 for training and sparring. We are expecting that the group will feature those who will be competing in the Olympic qualifiers,” Kuttappa said here after returning from the South Asian Games in Nepal where Indian boxers claimed 16 medals — 12 gold, three silver and one bronze.   Indian boxers gearing up for the Olympic qualifiers in China will be training with their counterparts from Australia in Patiala from January 5 to 25 as part of their preparations, national men’s coach C A Kuttappa told PTI on Wednesday. Australia accepted India’s invitation to train in Patiala with Indian boxers in January ahead of the Olympic qualifiers in China scheduled to be held from February 3 to 14 in Wuhan, China.READ | F1: Watch Young Charles Leclerc And Max Verstappen Battle In Kart Race LIVE TV READ | Rijiju Expects Best-ever Haul In Tokyo, But Sets Sights On 2020 OlympicsKuttappa said performances of boxers in the ongoing Indian Boxing League are also being closely monitored. “Manoj (Kumar) has done very well in the league, he is among the ones to watch out,” he said. Kuttappa revealed that the Sri Lankan team is also keen to be in India for a training camp. “They have been told to send across their proposal to the federation,” he said. READ | India’s Chess Wizard Viswanathan Anand Turns 50 “We encountered some really rough boxers at SAG. They were fighting rashly and hats off to our boxers who handled these guys with calmness and came out unscathed as well,” he added.  COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India Written By Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 16:17 IST Australian Boxers To Train In India Before Olympic Qualifiers Indian boxers gearing up for the Olympic qualifiers in China will be training with their counterparts from Australia in Patiala from January 5 to 25 First Published: 11th December, 2019 16:17 ISTlast_img

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