Commonwealth Games 2022 | Rohit Tokas confident of his chances in Birmingham: Want to return with a gold

Rohit Tokas remains confident of his chances at the Commonwealth Games and said that he wants to return with a gold medal.

Tokas is aiming for gold at the CWG 2022 (Courtesy: Rohit Tokas Instagram)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tokas remains confident of his chances at CWG 2022
  • The Indian boxer will be competing in the 67 kg category
  • Tokas also opened up on his Olympics heartbreak

Indian boxer Rohit Tokas has claimed that he is confident of his chances at the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 and said that he wants to return from Birmingham with a gold medal.

Tokas, who will make his CWG debut this year, endured a torrid time during 2018-19 as back-to-back injuries forced him to miss out on the World Championships.

Speaking to PTI, the 28-year-old opened up on the matter and said that he had sustained injuries on both his knee ligaments.

“I suffered a ligament injury in 2018, which led to me missing out on the World Championships. Then I injured my ligament again in 2019. I had ligament injuries in both my knees. The left one during the India Open and then the right during the nationals,” said Tokas.

Tokas went on to open up about his Olympic heartbreak. The 28-year-old had defeated some of the top boxers in the country at the time. However, injury forced him to miss the event and Tokas said it was very disheartening for him.

“My target was the Olympics and I had defeated all the top boxers here. I was confident I could do well in the qualifiers and make it to the Olympics but then I got injured. It was very disheartening. My injury was so severe that I was told by the doctor that if you play, your entire knee can get damaged.” “I felt that I had to be okay physically first to play. If I risked it, there was a chance I would never be able to box again,” said Tokas.

The Indian boxer will be competing in a new category during the Commonwealth Games which the 67 kg one. While Tokas admitted that he is low on international experience in the category, the 28-year-old said that he is confident and is aiming to win a gold medal at the event.

“If I had got exposure after the nationals, I would have got some experience. “I also missed Strandja Memorial because of a shoulder problem and after that, unfortunately, a couple of scheduled tours were cancelled but I’ am confident and I want to return with a gold,” said Tokas.

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