- Duti Chand said that the government does not even have money due to Corona, in such a situation, if I ask for money, it will not be good
- Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for a year due to Corona, now the Games will be held from August 23 to August 8 in 2021
- Duti broke her own national record in the 100 meters race at the National Open Athletics held in Ranchi last year, she completed the race in 11.22 seconds
Jul 11, 2020, 04:32 PM IST
Duti Chand, the country's fastest female sprinter, is facing a shortage of funds due to the Tokyo Olympic postponement. In such a situation, he has decided to sell his BMW car with the intention of spending the Olympic training. He has a 2015 BMW Three-Series. He bought this car for 30 lakh rupees.
He spent all the money he received from the state government and sponsors for the Tokyo Olympic training. Meanwhile the games were postponed for a year due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. In such a situation, they do not have funds for training.
Duti said, so far my training is going well. I am preparing in Bhubaneswar. Earlier, there was no problem of funds for the training of Tokyo Olympics, as the Games were to be held in July. Meanwhile, the Olympic was postponed due to coronavirus. All the money that I had received from sponsors for training ended.
'I'm having trouble finding sponsors'
Now I need funds for training, but due to Corona I am having trouble finding sponsors. That is why I have decided to sell my car to cover training expenses.
Duti Chand nominated for Arjuna Award this year
The athlete nominated for the Arjuna Award this year said that Kovid-19 had a bad impact on sports and sponsors. At this time, no one is ready to support the players. As of now, the Puma company has an agreement with Duti, that too is ending in December this year.
Government does not even have money: Duti Chand
Two-time Asian Games silver medalist Duti said that the government does not even have money due to Corona. In such a situation, if I ask for money for training, it will not be good. Coronavirus has affected all of us, when there are no events, no one is even ready to sponsor us. We are all at a loss, this is a time of trouble.
It will take 6 months to get fitness level
The 24-year-old Sprinter said that the players who are training in the hostel have had the greatest impact on Corona. The Olympics have been postponed for a year. This will affect all athletes. All players have to stay home due to the lockdown. So it will take us 6-7 months to reach our best fitness level.
Less than 1 year to make it to Tokyo Olympics
Duti resumed training at Kalinga Stadium on May 25 after two months of lockdown. He has less than a year left to make it to the Tokyo Olympics, as the deadline for the Games' new qualification period is 29 June 2021.
At the same time, the International Federation can decide its deadline for the qualification of the games before it. In such a situation, the players have only a few months left. The Tokyo Games will take place from 23 August to 8 August next year.
Duti is the fastest female athlete
Duti broke her own national record in the 100 meters race at the National Open Athletics held in Ranchi last year, she completed the race in 11.22 seconds