Asian Shot Put Champion Inderjeet Singh got clearance to train in the United States of America ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Inderjeet, who was enlisted in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), had problems getting clearance to train abroad. He had to wait for nearly four months to get the same and it will clearly turn out to be a big boost for the Indian.
“The four-month delay has disrupted my training routine. I never skip my practice sessions, but had to run after officials in Delhi. If an Asian champion had to undergo such an ordeal, one can imagine the plight of other athletes who are in need of government assistance,” Inderjeet Singh said.
Inderjeet Singh to travel with his coaches
Inderjeet Singh will leave for USA on November 5, 2015 and has promised to put all his efforts into bringing laurels to the nation.
He will be moving to the Aphelion Athletics Club along with Coaches Shakti Singh and Pritam Singh. The Indian government had earlier refused to let the coaches travel with Inderjeet and it is what caused the delay.
“For the first time in my career, I will get access to professional physiotherapists and masseurs. The equipment available for training in US will be state-of-the-art,” he added.