Sandhya Gurung had travelled with boxing contingent to Eire the place the pugilists underwent a camp.© AFP
Boxing’s assistant coach Sandhya Gurung and sports activities psychologist Gayatri Vartak have been included within the Indian contingent days earlier than the beginning of the Commonwealth Video games. Dronacharya awardee Gurung is an assistant coach within the nationwide camp and has been working intently with Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain. Vartak is a psychological conditioning coach who labored with the Indian desk tennis crew on the nationwide camp in Could. “Sandhya Gurung and Gayatri Vartak have been included within the Indian contingent,” an IOA supply informed PTI.
Gurung, who’s credited with pulling Lovlina out of a troublesome psychological place earlier than the Tokyo Olympics, had travelled with the boxing contingent to Eire the place the pugilists underwent a 15-day camp.
On arrival in Birmingham, she was caught on the airport as she was a last-minute addition to India’s CWG contingent and her accreditation hadn’t arrived. She was checked in to the lodge the place the additional officers are staying.
Vartak, then again, continues to be awaiting her visa.
“Sandhya has already reached Birmingham however Gayatri is ready for her visa which is able to arrive be tomorrow,” the supply mentioned.
A former badminton participant, Vartak will probably be primarily helping the paddlers on the quadrennial occasion. Nevertheless, she has additionally helped the likes of shuttler Lakshya Sen and squash participant Saurav Goshal up to now amongst others.
Her absence from the ultimate TT squad had not obtained down properly with the gamers final week, with the likes of veteran Sharath Kamal and reigning nationwide champion Sreeja Akula saying her presence would have made a “large distinction.” The CWG will start in Birmingham on Thursday.
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