Mohammad Hussamuddin HYDERABAD: Covid-19 has put paid to state boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin‘s aspiration of reserving a berth to the Tokyo Olympic Video games. The 2018 Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist was eager on Olympic qualification as 9 of his colleagues […]
HYDERABAD: Covid-19 has put paid to state boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin‘s aspiration of reserving a berth to the Tokyo Olympic Video games. The 2018 Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist was eager on Olympic qualification as 9 of his colleagues had earned their tickets to Tokyo. However the lockdown left him stranded as all sporting actions and coaching was shut down for the final 4 months.
The 26-year-old boxer is now again within the coaching camp at the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities in Patiala because the camp obtained underway on July 26 after a 21-day quarantine.
Talking to TOI on Wednesday, the Nizamabad boxer appeared unfazed with the lockdown and lack of coaching time. “As we speak’s like off day for us as there isn’t any observe session within the night,” he stated.
Ten males and 5 girls are at the moment coaching on the camp below the watchful eyes of Indian boxing‘s excessive efficiency director Santiago Nieva.
“It is like heat up periods now. We’re simply doing health and light-weight observe each within the morning and night periods,” Hussamudin stated. “As we’re not being allowed to observe with companions as a result of social distancing, so we’re indulging in some shadow boxing and practising with punch luggage as of now. Hopefully, in one other 10 days we might be beginning our common coaching periods,” he added.
Hussamuddin, who narrowly missed out on the gold medal on the Strandja Memorial Boxing Event in Sofia, Bulgaria, in January this 12 months after shedding to Italy’s Francesco Maietta 1-Four within the ultimate, is aiming for the Olympic qualification. “As of now there is no readability on when the boxing tournaments will resume. There will likely be some readability by subsequent month. Just one boxing match, Belarus Nationwide championship, was held because the Covid-19 pandemic halted all sports activities occasions. Hopefully, worldwide tournaments will resume from October-November,” he stated.