Commonwealth Games gold-medallist boxer Akhil Kumar re-inducted into NADA panel
Akhil, who is also serving in Haryana Police as ACP Gurugram, was formerly in the panel from 2017 to 2019
New Delhi: Former Commonwealth Games gold-winning boxer Akhil Kumar has been re-inducted into the National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) Disciplinary Panel.
Akhil, who is also serving in Haryana Police as ACP Gurugram, was formerly in the panel from 2017 to 2019.
The Arjuna award-winning Olympian is among the most accomplished names in Indian boxing and has also been the government observer for the sport between 2017 and 2019.
"I have been a part of this panel earlier and I am looking forward to being a member again. I will give my best to fulfil the responsibility which comes with this role," the 39-year-old told PTI.
In the past, the Haryana-boxer has advocated criminalising doping while expressing his views on the menace.
The NADA ADDP also features track-and-field Arjuna awardee Ashwini Nachappa among others.
With the participation of 35 States/UT Units and Boards and close to 400 boxers, the championships will be played as per the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) revised weight divisions, increased from 10 to 13.
Zapata did not answer the bell for the fifth round of the scheduled six-round professional bout, and after she appeared to have a seizure she was stretchered out of the ring and taken to hospital.
The 63-year-old former head of the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project was suspended in 2019 for a catalogue of drugs violations.