Singh tests negative for COVID-19 after one month treatment (Photo: Twitter @RijijuOffice)

We often hear sportspersons being referred to as warriors or fighters. To some extent, yes it is true indeed. A player may be excellent in their craft, but as long as they aren’t mentally strong, it is difficult to overcome all obstacles.

This doesn’t only play out on the field, but also in life as well. Most of the sportsmen travel across the globe, train at national camps, and work on their businesses and advertisement deals as well. This leads to a lot of commotion in their lives and keeps them away from their family and loved ones.

Sometimes, players suffer from some illness or deal with an injury. It may take days, weeks, months, or even years for them to be back on the ground. This tends to take a toll on one’s mental health, which is the key factor. We must realize that if a player is mentally optimistic, do they have any chance of recovering.

Singh wins the battle against COVID-19

On Friday, Indian boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh, who is battling cancer, beat COVID-19 after tested negative after undergoing treatment for than a month.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh shared the news on his official Twitter. He states; “Happy to hear that boxing icon and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh is now COVID-19 negative since he returns from Delhi.”

This is surely delightful news. It shows the true spirit of sports, as his journey teaches us how one should fight till the end and be strong.

Earlier, Singh was undergoing treatment at a COVID-19 care facility at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal. After recovering the Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee returned from Delhi to Imphal by an ambulance amid COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

“I tested positive five times during my stay in the hospital. It was very traumatizing because I would see people, who came after me, leave before me. But somehow I kept going thanks to the doctors and nurses” states Singh.