Former long jumper Anju Bobby George, former hockey player Viren Rasquinha, former table tennis player Monalisa Barua, former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former badminton player Trupti Murgande were present in the MoC meeting.
Reviewing the preparations, Thakur said, “The preparations for the athletes are in full swing. I am happy that the pace of training and competition has picked up after the Olympics and we can expect continued success after the Olympics and Paralympics.”
Several aspects of India’s preparedness came to the fore during the review. After the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, athletes have gone back to full training, including training and training in national camps and several international appearances in competition. So far, the Indian government has helped facilitate 111 exposure trips across disciplines that India will compete in Birmingham 2022.
National Sports Federations (NSFs) are also working together to organize national camps.
Many elite athletes are training overseas after the Olympics at government cost, as per their training plan. Since returning to training after the Olympic Games, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been based in Chula Vista (US), Antalya (Turkey) and Finland, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu spent time in St. Louis (US), specialist coach Dr. Aaron Horschig , training with steeplechaser Avinash Sable has been based in Colorado Springs (US) since April 2022 with coach Scott Simmons and the cycling team for three months in Slovenia and Portugal.
Recently, exposure trips for table tennis and boxing contingents in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland have also been approved prior to CWG 2022.
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