Deepak Punia and two other senior male wrestler test Covid-19 positive at national camp

“All wrestlers were tested upon arrival as per the SAI SOP for the resumption of sports activities,” said a statement from SAI.


World championship silver medalist Deepak Punia (86 kg), Navin (65 kg) and Krishan (125 kg) have tested Covid-19 positive after returning to the national wrestling camp in Sonepat.

“All wrestlers were tested upon arrival as per the SAI SOP for the resumption of sports activities,” said a statement from SAI.

The three wrestlers “have been moved to a SAI impaneled hospital as a precautionary measure and for further monitoring,” the statement further said.

The rescheduled national camp for Olympic weight category wrestlers began from September 1 in Lucknow (women) and Sonepat (men).

In 2019, Deepak Punia became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 18 years. He was also named United World Wrestling’s Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year last year.