India’s leading sprinter, Dutee Chand, goes in for an overhaul of her technique in a bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the qualifiers starting soon, Dutee has made numerous key changes in her training regime while drawing up a complex plan to train within the US. Dutee has tied up with the well-known IMG academy in Florida. She plans to spend months (beginning May) putting up her Federation Cup and Asian Championships assignments to iron out flaws in her approach, which, in line with Dutee, affected each of her start and end. Recently, a coach from the Florida academy, Lauren, visited Dutee at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, wherein Dutee trains and teaches Nagapuri Ramesh and held a 20-day conditioning camp for her. “I realized that my frame was leaning a bit more than required during my take-off, which hampered my speed appreciably.
Similarly, over the past 20m of my end, I have become experiencing stiffness that changed into pulling my lower back. It affected both my beginning and end. Since each second counts in the dash, it became critical to rectify those flaws,” she stated. “The train also recommended that I ought to move for brief sprints and jog for simplest approximately 500m or maximum one km, in preference to going for those long 3-4km runs. All these adjustments have reinforced my technique,” Dutee delivered.
Dutee was knowledgeable that she desired to visit Florida soon after her double silver medal-prevailing attempt (100m, 200m person races) at the Jakarta Asian Games but had to shelve her plan due to the shortage of funds. Dutee isn’t a part of the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme. Understandably, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) focuses on those athletes who stand a bright threat to win a medal in Tokyo. Moreover, Dutee hasn’t received in its entirety the Asiad cash award of Rs 3 crore introduced by way of the Odisha government. The nation’s sports department has been releasing the amount of handiest in components. “I have approached the sports minister with a request to help me get into the TOP. I have even written to the SAI director popular on more than one activity. To date, there have most effective been assurances; however, I am hopeful of some relief,” she added.