Indian boxers were on the brink of disqualification for not wearing vests bearing their country’s name. Indian boxers at the ongoing Olympics have got their kits replaced as mandated by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and will now compete without any impediments.

Manoj Kumar won his opening game in the Rio Olympics 2016 boxing competition.
Manoj Kumar won his opening game in the Rio Olympics 2016 boxing competition.

Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan have already won their first bouts while Shiva Thapa will fight in his first bout on August 11.

After Manoj Kumar’s victory in his light welterweight (64kg) match against Lithuania’s Petrauskas, he was issued a warning by the AIBA officials regarding his jersey not complying with the statutory requirements. Wearing kit with your country’s name is a statutory requirement in boxing during Olympics.

“It was pointed out to us and it has been sorted. It is a very normal issue, lot of countries face this problem of their kits not being up to it. In such instances, the organisers themselves provide the replacements,” national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu told media personnel.

“Our case has also been sorted and there is no risk of disqualification. Our boys will compete as scheduled and there is no need to worry,” he added.

Indian boxers have been allowed to compete for India at the Games despite a suspension being imposed on the Indiaas national federation.
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