Sprinter Dutee Chand wound up her Olympics preparation, underneath SAI athletics coach N. Ramesh, with concentrate on beginning method, acceleration and end.
“We focused on the usual fear of slipping when you are off the
blocks and how to overcome it,” Dutee informed The Hindu after a coaching stint at the Gaudium Sportopia.
She and coach Ramesh depart for Tokyo on Friday.
“Also, the 24×7 presence of physio Subash Pal (who was with the Indian boxing squad) helped me a lot. I can say I am much stronger and faster now than I was at the 2016 Rio Olympics,” Dutee stated.
She expects to place up a a lot improved present in Tokyo. “Much better than all the timings I have clocked in India or Asia till recently,” the 25-year-old stated.
“Who knows, if I have two good days on the track anything can happen,” she stated.
Coach Ramesh stated the emphasis had been on health within the final two weeks.
“At this stage, we just try to focus on Dutee’s strengths. The best part was that Dutee could run with athletes like Youth Asiad medallists Srinivas, Deepthi and Harika. The intensity in preparations was certainly different,” Ramesh stated.
Their goal was to enhance upon the 11.70s she clocked at the Indian Grand Prix in June. “Need some luck too to realise her ultimate goal — an Olympic medal,” he concluded.