Thursday marks six months since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed. Can the Games be held without a vaccine next July? Firstpost spoke to seven Tokyo-bound athletes and two coaches about competing at the Games next July in the absence of a vaccine.
Boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva hoping to add seven boxers to national camp as lockdown eases
Talking about the precautions being taken, Nieva said all campers' body temperatures are checked daily and the hygiene protocol is also being adhered to strictly.
In a conference call with these boxers on Sunday, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh took stock of their preparations amid a national lockdown till 14 April to fight the pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Qualifiers: Manish Kaushik becomes ninth Indian boxer to qualify with hard-fought win over Harrison Garside
Kaushik defeated the Commonwealth Games champion and second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the quadrennial showpiece after a draining showdown which saw the Australian fighting with a bloodied face and the Indian braving some painful hits to his ribs
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four Indian boxers headed to Games after reaching semi-finals of qualifiers; Sachin Kumar eliminated
Pooja Rani defeated her 18-year-old rival Thailand's Pornnipa Chutee 5-0 to be assured of a medal as well as her maiden Olympic spot in the Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ashish Kumar, Manish Kaushik sail into quarter-finals of Qualifiers with dominant victories
Ashish prevailed 5-0 in the largely lop-sided contest to set up a clash with Indonesia's Maikhel Roberrd Muskita
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's Sakshi Chaudhary stuns Thailand's Nilawan Techasuep, enters quarter-finals of Asian Olympic Qualifiers for boxing
Former junior world champion Sakshi Chaudhary (57kg) stunned Asian silver-medallist and fourth seed Nilawan Techasuep of Thailand to enter the quarter-finals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers for boxing.
Solanki dominated from the word go, helped by Uulu's poor defence. The Indian was relentless and accurate in his attacks, scoring mostly through clean straight punches.
Comeback-man Vikas Krishan, Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar and veteran Satish Kumar booked their places in the Indian men's boxing squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers.
Big Bout Indian Boxing League: Ashish Kumar powers Gujarat Giants to title with comeback win over Punjab Panthers
Ashish Kumar then beat Yashpal in the climactic 75kg battle as Gujarat Giants took home the winners' trophy
Big Bout Indian Boxing League: Amit Panghal, Mohammed Husamuddin inspire Gujarat Giants to win over Odisha Warriors
Thanks to Sarita Devi. Mohammed Husamuddin and Amit Panghal's heroics, Gujarat Giants registered a commanding 5-2 win over Odisha Warriors in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League.
Boxing Elite National Championships: Rohit Tokas stuns Ashish Kumar to enter 75kg semi-finals, Shiva Thapa wins
In other bouts, Shiva showed his composure and experience as he breezed past the challenge of Delhi's Yogesh Tokas 4-0 in a one-sided bout
Boxing Elite National Championships: Shiva Thapa, Ashish Kumar ease into quarters, Dinesh Dagar eliminated
Shiva, who failed to make the World Championships team earlier this year, won his bout with a convincing 5-0 margin over Hitesh Kumar of Daman and Diu. He controlled the proceedings right from the beginning
Boxing Elite National Championships: Top boxers Mohammad Hussamuddin, Ashish Kumar reach pre-quarter-finals with ease
In the middleweight category, 2019 Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar showed his class as he rained punches on his opponent Gnaneshwar Kurna of Telangana and the bout had to be abandoned in the second round itself
World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019: Ashish Kumar, Pranati Nayak, Aruna Reddy lead India's charge; Dipa Karmakar misses out due to injury
In Dipa's absence, the onus will be on Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das, and Aruna Budda Reddy to make an impact in the women's category after they were selected in the six-member Indian team last month.
World Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik progress to pre-quarter-finals; Ashish Kumar eliminated
A quarterfinalist in the last edition of the World Championship in Hamburg, Amit Panghal's trademark aggression and pace was something that Tu Po-Wei just couldn't cope with.
World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal seeded second, given first round bye along with three other Indians
Amit Panghal was joined in the last-16 by Asian silver-winning duo of Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg and seeded 5th) and Ashish Kumar (75kg and seeded 7th) alongside two-time India Open medallist Sanjeet (91kg) after draws were unveiled on Sunday.
Thailand Open: Ashish Kumar bags first international gold as Indian boxers come away with eight-medal haul
Ashish (75kg) was in impeccable form and outpunched Korea's Kim Jinjae 5-0 for the biggest medal of his career, just two months after claiming a silver in the India Open.
Asian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal, Kavinder Singh Bisht among six Indians to reach finals; L Sarita Devi wins bronze
Amit Panghal and Kavinder Singh Bisht remained on course for their second successive international gold medals at the Asian Boxing Championships.
Asian Boxing Championships: Shiva Thapa assured of fourth consecutive medal, L Sarita Devi into first semi-final since 2010
Shiva Thapa, who is also a former world championship bronze-medallist and a two-time national champion, opened the proceedings for India and got busy immediately