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The nutrition plan for all athletes was also modified to suit the reduced energy demands of their bodies during this period. The shutting of academies meant the lockdown period was slightly bittersweet for the athletes but it did not deter them from stopping training for their sport. Many coaches also shifted to coaching through a virtual medium.
The nutrition plan for all athletes was modified to suit the reduced energy demands of their bodies during this period. The shutting of academies did not deter them from stopping training for their sport.
Ananya Dabke, Squash athlete turned her apartment complex into a training centre. She used a vacant parking slot for hitting. Her younger brother doubled up as a sparring partner and a fitness instructor.
Apart from that, the athletes also attended education sessions conducted under GoSports Foundation’s Athlete Education series where relevant experts shared their knowledge with the athletes on various important topics such as Mental Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, The art of Storytelling, Anti-Doping and more. This was conducted in order to educate the athletes regarding various other aspects which may help them in their sporting careers. Swimmers Advait Page and Khushi Dinesh completed the Level1: Anti-Doping certification by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency).
Before the nationwide lockdown was announced and the international flights were cancelled, we had 3 of our athletes training abroad. Pranjala Y(Tennis) in Australia, Nethra Kumanan (Sailing) in Spain and Yash Fadte(Squash) in England. Pranjala and Nethra decided to stay back and continue training in the academies. We coordinated with their academies and coaches to ensure they are being provided with extra care. Yash Fadte expressed the desire to get back to Goa and be closer to his family. We were able to liaison with the Indian ministry and the British Embassy to get him back safely.