Deepak Punia, Two Other Wrestlers Test Positive For COVID-19

Deepak Punia booked his place in Tokyo Olympics by profitable a Silver on the worlds.© UWW

Three senior male wrestlers, together with world championship silver-medallist Deepak Punia, have examined constructive for COVID-19, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Thursday. Moreover the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the opposite two wrestlers who’ve examined constructive for the virus are Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg). All three are a part of a nationwide camp on the SAI Centre in Sonepat forward of which the wrestlers are in quarantine. “Three senior males’s wrestlers, who had reported to the National Wrestling Camp at SAI Centre in Sonepat, have examined constructive for COVID -19 virus,” the nodal sports activities physique mentioned in a press release.

Along with his silver on the worlds, Punia had secured a spot for himself on the Tokyo Olympics. They’ve been moved to a SAI empanelled hospital as a precautionary measure for additional monitoring.

All wrestlers had been examined, upon arrival, as per the SAI SOP for resumption of sports activities actions. As per protocol, all wrestlers together with the coaches and assist workers underwent the obligatory RT-PCR take a look at to detect COVID-19 on arrival.

When contacted, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) mentioned they weren’t conscious of the event. All of the wrestlers assembled for the camp on September 1. Coaching will begin after they full a 14-day quarantine.

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