IOA asks 5 athletes recovered from COVID-19 bound for Tokyo to receive first dose of vaccine
New Delhi, June 6 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association on Sunday asked five Olympic-related athletes, who have recovered from COVID-19 in the recent past, to take their first dose of the vaccine as soon as possible.
2018 World Championships bronze medalist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) is the only boxer on the list while the other four are shooters, including 19-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary, who won a silver medal at the Cup. of this year’s ISSF World in the men’s 10m air pistol event.
The other three are Jakarta 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Rahi Sarnobat (women’s 25m pistol), same-edition silver medalist Deepak Kumar (10m air rifle) and veteran shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan. .
“Call on boxing and shooting to urgently do what is needed and come back,” IOA President Narinder Batra said in a statement.
Simranjit had recently competed in the Asian Championships, losing his only fight of the event, the semi-finals, to claim a bronze medal. The Tokyo Games will open on July 23.
The IOA said 120 athletes and 27 para-athletes have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine. The body said there were 62 fully vaccinated athletes, including four para-athletes.
Of the coaches and support staff, 114 have received their first shots while 37 are fully immunized.
The IOA was supposed to provide details of the country’s vaccinated athletes to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by May 27 and had asked national federations to share the information. PTI to PM PM
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