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Mental strength as important as physical training: women’s junior wrestling coach

first_imgBy Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Wrestling is a sport which is synonymous with power for most, but Indian junior women’s coach Ram Budaki says mental training is as important as physical strength. “Along with physical training we emphasise on mental training into the girls regime. It is equally important as physical training,” Budaki told PTI. “The girls are made to do meditation daily. We want to reduce their stress levels. After physical training, they have to do compulsorily morning and evening sessions of meditation,” he added. The exercise helps the players to calm their nerves after an exhausting grappling session. “Meditation also helps in motivating the girls, it increases their self confidence, eliminates self doubt. We ask the girls to think about whatever makes them feel confident and happy. Things like how it feels to win a medal for India. That sets a positive mindset,” Budaki said. “The meditation has helped me a lot. I feel at peace, my mind feels lighter once I am through with the session,” Swati Shinde, who won a bronze medal at the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship in July, said. The junior women’s team is heading to the World Wrestling Championship, which is slated to be held in Slovakia from September 17-23. India will also field teams in the men’s freestyle and greco-roman categories. Asked about the confidence level of the players, the coach was quick to point out that the Asian Games success of senior wrestlers such as Vinesh Phogat and and Divya Kakran has boosted the morale of his students.advertisement “It was a plus point for us that senior players like Divya and Vinesh won medals at the Asian Games. The girls take inspiration from them. We also had a couple of training sessions with them. The girls were thrilled,” Budaki said. On preparation ahead of the World Championship, Budaki said he has made a few changes in the techniques of the wrestlers and is confident those will work in their favour. “We (coaching staff) gave a lot of extra time to the players as per each ones requirements. I have concentrated more on the techniques this time. We observed the techniques of all the world players, then we had several sessions focussing on those techniques with each wrestler. We have tweaked the techniques of our girls accordingly,” he said. “I am confident that Anshu, who won a gold medal in the World Cadet Championship, Swati, who is the top player in India in her weight category and Mansi, who clinched the silver at the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship will do well,” he added. PTI APA SSCSSClast_img read more

Park backs South Korea for World Cup progress

first_imgSouth Korea South Korea can progress from wide-open group, says Park Ji-sung Guy Atkinson 17:01 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) parkjisung - cropped Getty Images South Korea World Cup Sweden v South Korea Sweden The Asian side are not heavily fancied, but Germany’s loss to Mexico has blown Group F wide open South Korea legend Park Ji-sung believes low expectations could help his country in a group that has been blown wide open by Mexico’s shock win over Germany.Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico edged past the reigning champions in Moscow on Sunday, cranking up the pressure ahead of South Korea’s clash with Sweden on Monday.Most expected Germany to win Group F at a canter with the other three sides left to battle it out for second place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Mexico’s stunning win, however, has turned the group on its head and despite an underwhelming qualification campaign, Park is confident that South Korea can progress to the knock-out stages.”This result was not what we expected, so it changes the group,” he told The National after Mexico’s eye-catching win. “But we have to focus on our first match and then see what happens for the rest of the group.”We always aim to pass the group stage; that’s our first goal for this World Cup. And we had a bad performance at the last World Cup, so we want to turn it around from then.”This World Cup our expectations are quite low because of the national team’s performance during qualification.”But the World Cup is the World Cup, so you never know.”I believe [they can advance]. They prepared well and hopefully they can make it. But this group is very, very tough, and then, again, the first result is not what we expected. So just do our best and see if we can get it.”last_img read more

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