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Para-javelin thrower Sundar Gurjar eyes medal at Tokyo olympics immediately after heartbreak in Rio

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For the previous four months, the Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been dwelling for double globe winner Sundar Singh Gurjar. The major Indian para-javelin thrower has not only been schooling but dwelling at the boys’ hostel within the stadium, which has been his coaching ground at any time considering the fact that he took up para-athletics in 2015.

Though all trainees of the stadium hostels (the two boys and girls) returned to their households just before the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March, Gurjar selected to continue his instruction by yourself inside the partitions of the stadium, well known for web hosting international cricket matches.

Gurjar trains tricky amid lockdown

“Due to the fact lockdown, I have been remaining at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. I did not return dwelling and have not even stepped out of the Stadium walls for the past 4 months. As I am instruction alone, my pal (Ahmet Singh Gurjar) is assisting me with my food plan and other help. I was also in contact with my coach (Mahavir Prasad Saini ji) on movie contact initially and now he is at the stadium each day to supervise me individually,” Gurjar advised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).

With the Tokyo Paralympic Online games minor extra than one particular year away now, Gurjar was content to have ongoing his training devoid of a crack.

“Following the Rio 2016 disappointment, my only desire has been to earn a medal at Tokyo 2020. Now that the Game titles are just just one 12 months away, it is an crucial time to carry on the method. And I was fortunate adequate to have the prospect to carry on my instruction right here, which will also give me an gain than my fellow rivals,” mentioned the taciturn Gurjar, who missed out on competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics owing to disqualification for failing to sign-up on time.

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For Gurjar, who secured the Tokyo 2020 slot in men’s F46 Javelin with his second Earth Championship title (61.22 metres) at Dubai 2019, the aim for the earlier couple of months has been on his in general training of his main – energy, system and fitness.

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“I have been functioning on my core entire body. As I am confined to the stadium, education is the only issue I have been accomplishing all these months. And as a outcome, I am ready to attain 68-70 metres throw now. In the earlier, I also have achieved the India record with a distance of 68.42m at a Countrywide meet up with in Panchkula, Haryana. And I am assured I can achieve this mark at the Paralympic Online games.”

India’s only double Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia currently holds the planet document of 63.97m in men’s F46 javelin event obtained at the Rio 2016 Online games.

Questioned if hot and humid ailments will be a result in of worry at Tokyo through the Game titles time up coming year, Gurjar failed to seem fearful.

“As Rajasthan witnesses a single of the most popular weathers in India, I am employed to education in this sort of disorders. The weather will not be a concern for me. My most important target will be on my toss on that distinct working day. And my coach will definitely chalk out programs for how I will supply the best on the working day.

“Else, the Javelin party will witness a strong competitiveness with India getting some of the globe finest throwers. There will also be very good throwers from Japan and Sri Lanka etc. I hope I will be prepared to tackle the challenges in Tokyo,” he explained.

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