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Former boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19

The 41-year-old pugilist from Manipur, who is battling cancer, was flown to Delhi on April 25 for a radiation therapy.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 31 May 2020, 5:27 pm

Dingko Singh (PHOTO: Facebook)
Dingko Singh (PHOTO: Facebook)

Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports on Sunday.

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The 41-year-old pugilist from Manipur, who is battling cancer, was flown to Delhi on April 25 for a radiation therapy. His scheduled radiotherapy was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the reports said.

He had returned to his home state by road- a 2,400-km journey, after being diagnosed with jaundice, the reports added.

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Dingko Singh created history by clinching a gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok at the age of 16. An Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee, Singh is now a coach of the Sports Authority of India.

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First published:31 May 2020, 2:12 pm

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