Manika Batra and G Sathiyan had previously stated that he was not going to camp.© Instagram
Indian table tennis. Preparations for the contingent Olympics were in full swing on Friday as paddler star Manika Batra agreed to join the Sonepat national camp to train with mixed pair and veteran Sharath Kamal. Earlier, Manika and G Sathiyan stated that they did not participate in the camp, preferring to continue training with coaches Pune and Chennain respectively.
That was a big delay in the creation of the Indian Olympics in July and August. After winning the mixed doubles qualifying test for the first time, he may have a chance to win medals, albeit a little. The preparation, however, has been very suitable due to the restrictions associated with COVID-19. The team also has no coaches from the 2018 Asian Games.
Although Sathiyan is confident of his availability for the camp from June 20, Manika has informed TTFI that he will travel to Sonepat with personal trainer Sanmay Paranjpe.
“He said yes to going to camp, putting the country first. We are grateful. We also got SAI approval for the camp.
“Our best option is in mixed doubles, so training Manika and Sharath becomes very important. I hope to get a lot out of the camp,” TTFI adviser Singh deputy told PTI.
Not only Manika, Sharath and Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee has also qualified for the Olympics, which is her biggest representation in Indian sport at the Summer Games.
There will be about 16 people camping from June 20 to July 5, including 12 players and four assistants.
When they arrive on June 17, they will perform an RT-PCR test on everyone and will have a quick antigen test every day from day one of the camp.
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