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Tokyo Olympics: Games COVID infection toll rises to 67, Indian boxing contingent begins training

The Tokyo Olympics is barely three days away. However, COVID cases continue to pop up within the Games, as the total Games-related infection toll has risen to 67. Despite the concerns, the Indians have begun training, including the boxing team.

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Tokyo, First Published Jul 20, 2021, 1:54 PM IST

Meanwhile, the Games-related infection toll has risen to 67, including another overseas athlete. According to Kyodo News, eight new cases have emerged at the Games.

While a couple of South African footballers had tested positive a couple of days back, two Mexican baseball players too tested positive before departure. Before that, an American female gymnast too tested positive during her training session in Inzai.

On Monday, Czech Republic beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic tested positive. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Great Britain contingent's eight members were isolated after coming in contact with a positive flier, reports Sky News.

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In the meantime, the Indian boxing contingent comprising Mary Kom and Pooja Rani began their training and preparations for the Games from Tuesday. The photos of the same were shared by the Boxing Federation of India, captioned, "Training in Tokyo. Here are some glimpses as our Baazigars sweat it out at Olympic village ahead of the @Tokyo2020."

Besides, Equestrian Fouaad Mirza also began his training sessions. Also, a couple of badminton players PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth, started to run on the court under the supervision of coach Park Tae Sang.

Paddlers Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, too, began training sessions as they battled each other in a game. As for archery, Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Jadhav and Deepika Kumari were training on Monday.

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