The individual overseas coaches of prime Indian girls wrestlers will proceed to coach their wards by means of video chats even throughout the 83-day nationwide camp that begins on October 10 on the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre right here.
Divya Kakran, who gained 68kg gold on the Asian Championships in February in New Delhi, will take on-line classes from coach Vladimir Mestvirishvili whereas coaching below India coaches Kuldeep Singh and Sahil Sharma.
“I will continue training with coach Mestvirishvili through video chats. Even before lockdown, I had hired his services online,” mentioned Kakran, bronze medallist at each 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games. “I have been training under Mestvirishvili since 2017 and have had a positive impact on my performance. We (the team) don’t have a foreign coach and I am eager to earn a place in the Indian squad at the Tokyo Olympics. Mestvirishvili’s support even via video chats will help me achieve my goal.”
The 22-year-old was among the many few who had refused to hitch the nationwide camp right here earlier this yr because of the spike in coronavirus cases right here. “Yes, I came for the camp as there is no alternative. We all have been taught how to face and fight against this crisis,” mentioned the wrestler, who skilled on the Guru Premnath Akhara in New Delhi throughout lockdown.
The different 14 wrestlers within the camp, together with Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, too have plans to avail the providers of their individual coaches on-line. Some will even make an official request to the authorities to permit their individual trainers keep inside the SAI campus.
Pooja Dhanda, the 2018 World Championships bronze medallist, has been allowed to avail the providers of her physiotherapist and psychological conditioning coach Satyaprakash Singh on the SAI campus. “We have agreed to Dhanda’s request. Let’s see if there are other such coaches for whom we get clearance from the headquarters,” a neighborhood SAI official mentioned on situation of anonymity on Wednesday.
The official confirmed that each one 15 have confirmed their participation within the camp. “All the 20 campers—15 wrestlers, two coaches, two support staff and Dhanda’s physiotherapist—would be put under the 14-day mandatory quarantine,” he mentioned.
“Everyone has to follow the Covid-19 protocols and the SOP mentioned by SAI. After spending seven days in individual quarantine, wrestlers will have to spend seven days in non-contact situation. Arrangements have already been made for exclusive monitoring of every individual, including the supply of food at the doors of the rooms, medical kit, hygiene kit etc. As many as 14 CCTV cameras have been installed for 24×7 monitoring,” he added.
It has been learnt that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has warned all campers that they’d lose their place within the India squad in the event that they fail to attend the camp.
List of nationwide campers:
50kg: Nirmala Devi, Pinki, Seema
53kg: Vinesh Phogat, Pooja Gehlot, Lalita
57kg: Anshu, Sarita, Pooja Dhanda
62kg: Sonam, Sakshi Malik, Navjot Kaur
68kg: Divya Kakran, Nisha and Anita