NEW DELHI: India’s Olympic certain athletes’ training-cum-exposure trip to Turkey has been “suspended” because the contingent would not be allowed to prepare owing to a compulsory 14-day hard quarantine in that nation.
Olympics-bound javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh had been to be among the many group to journey to Turkey this month, together with the quartermilers each males and girls however the tour has been placed on maintain.
“Our athletes will have to undergo a 14-day hard quarantine if they have to go to Turkey. This would mean that they will not be allowed even to go out of their rooms, they will not be able to train,” a dependable workforce supply informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
“This is a competition period and athletes cannot be rested that long during this phase. They have to train, so there is no point resting for 14 days and spending a lot of money. So, the tour is suspended as of now,” he added.
As per earlier plan, Shivpal and his coach Uwe Hohn had been to go away for Turkey on Friday as they’ve visas however they don’t seem to be doing so.
“Neeraj has been waiting for his visas (for Turkey) but in any case, the tour has been suspended,” the supply stated.
He stated the Athletics Federation of India is planning to change the vacation spot of the training-cum-competition tour to Czech Republic.
“We are looking at the javelin group travelling to Czech Republic around May 5 and the quarter-mile group on May 15. But these are subject to getting the visas (Schengen visa).
“As of now, there isn’t a necessary quarantine interval to be served after reaching Czech Republic. But no one is aware of what the protocols might be at a later date.”
He also said that all the track and field athletes and officials camping at the NIS Patiala have returned with negative RT-PCR tests conducted on April 19. Earlier, 10 track and field athletes and officials at the NIS have tested positive but none of them were Olympics-bound.
“All the 63 monitor and area athletes and 30 assist employees have examined damaging on April 19. We are all COVID-19 free. It is a inexperienced zone for us now.”