MC Mary Kom has decided to join the other eight Olympic-bound boxers in Italy. She has decided to travel ahead of The Tokyo Olympics to avoid the Special Restrictions. Mary Kom will take off for Assisi soon to join the other eight boxers there. The Boxing Team has decided to leave for Tokyo from the Training Base in Italy itself.
The Special Restrictions have been instated keeping in min the current scenarios of some countries. India along with 10 other countries has been subjected to these guidelines. Athletes from the restricted nations will have to undergo special tests and mandatory quarantine before they are allowed to compete.
Kiren Rijiju, Member of the Lok Sabha and The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports believes these Special Restrictions to be discriminating. He has already urged the organizers to drop these regulations. However, Tokyo has denied retracting this decision.
I have changed my plans. I have returned to Delhi and will leave for Italy maybe tomorrow or the day after. There are stricter quarantine restrictions on those who are traveling from India. I want to avoid them
After training so hard for so long, no point in taking such a risk as a hard quarantine can break the rhythm.Mary Kom
The six-time world champion decided to avoid the special regulations. Athletes travelling from training bases from countries like Italy will not face the Restriction. This decision is not only better as it avoids the political banter but also as it will help her maintain her form.