Unlock 2.zero has include a constructive facet for Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, as she resumes her coaching in full swing in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Considering the present state of affairs, she says that she should begin the whole lot from scratch for Olympics.
“With unlock 2.0, I have started to get back to my training schedule but still it will take time to continue training for Olympics. After almost two months, I started running on the track and it felt so good. It was initially a little upsetting to be all by myself but then with so much happening around, I started doing yoga to keep myself mentally fit,” says the Asian Games (2018) silver medalist.
In May, Chand travelled to her hometown, a village in Jajpur, Odisha, after arranging particular passes, the place she distributed necessities and sanitary napkins to the ladies. People have been hit arduous because of the pandemic, Chand believes that standing collectively in these unprecedented occasions is the necessity of the hour.
“It was a very good feeling that I could do something for the village where I grew up. For someone like me, who started training at a very young age with no guidance, I know how tough it is to survive without facilities. I tried my best to provide whatever I could to as many people as possible and I would want to give back to society in the future also,” says the sprinter.
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The sprinter has bagged many medals for the nation, changing into the present nationwide champion within the ladies’s 100 metre occasion. She says that lockdown gave her time to binge watch motion pictures and reconnect with previous mates.
“I have watched a lot of movies and called my old friends because that was also essential to keep my mind happy. Lockdown was critical for sportspersons, for each and everyone of us as the physical training was hampered. My training for Olympics was disrupted due to the lockdown because coaches also went back to their hometowns and there was no outside training. For a track athlete like me, outside training is the core part of my fitness regime. My only focus was on general exercise to keep myself fit,” says the 24-year-old sprinter.
Chand is the primary Indian lady to win gold medal within the 100 metres run on the World University Games in Naples. Speaking concerning the struggles she confronted whereas rising up, she says, “I have struggled a lot to reach where I am today, it was not easy. Whether it was my personal life or my training, I have faced a lot of criticism from people. I have grown up training barefoot in a very small village. But today things are different, women are excelling wherever they are going, especially in sports. Parents now prefer to send their daughters in sports.”
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