NEW DELHI: 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, at the same time as drawing up a complex plan to train within the US. Dutee has tied up with the well-known IMG academy in Florida, wherein she plans to spend months (beginning May) put up her Federation Cup and Asian Championships assignments, to iron out flaws in her approach, which, in line with Dutee, was affecting each her start and end. Recently, a coach from the Florida academy, Lauren, visited Dutee at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad, wherein Dutee trains along with her teach Nagapuri Ramesh, and held a 20-day conditioning camp for her. “I realized that during my take-off, my frame was leaning a bit more than required which hampered my speed appreciably.

Similarly, over the past 20m of my end, I become experiencing stiffness which changed into the form of pulling my lower back. It affected both my begin 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) is focussing on those athletes who stand a bright threat to win a medal in Tokyo. Moreover, Dutee hasn’t received in 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 activities. Till date, there have most effective been assurances however I am hopeful of some relief,” she added.

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