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If you want Olympic medal, you have to provide facilities accordingly: Vinesh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

says expects Olympic medals from its wrestlers but the do not have access to world class facilities required to produce such champions, though there has been "slight improvement" in training conditions.

The 23-year old Vinesh from is in good form, having won gold medals at the and Grand Prix of ahead of the

She was part of the national camp in but revealed that she had to skip sessions because it was hot in the training hall and intense practice could have caused an

"We have now and then is also approaching but things still stand where it was before. (at training Centres) has got better but lot of things need to be changed.

"If you want an Olympic medal, you have to provide matching facilities too. We train irrespective of the conditions but it affects recovery and becomes a cause of The hall (in Lucknow) was so hot even this time, despite it being a rainy season.

"We were sweating a lot and it affects your recovery.I started feeling Sometimes there is no And I had to skip training sometimes. But what do we do?," Vinesh said.

Vinesh though was not highly critical of the Federation of (WFI).

"Federation is doing ok but it alone can't do all. Others also have to do their job honestly. Before important competitions, you can't compromise on training," she said at as send-off ceremony organised by WFI and Indian Wrestling's new sponsors

Vinesh, who suffered a heartbreaking during the Rio Games, said having a world class by her side is a must to get the desired results. She chose to train with Hungarian Waller Akos and said it has worked well so far.

"They have a long term plan for each and every They know what you have to do today, tomorrow, 10 days before the tournaments and 20 days after the event. That is very important. They evaluated me before making a plan, whether they need to work on my speed, power or stamina, strategy.

"I have prepared well in and worked on many little things, won medals at CWG and then in I will take carry this confidence into Asian Games," she said, sounding confident of a good show in

Asked if she gets to learn anything from Indian coaches, Vinesh did not reject their training outright.

"They also try their best but has changed a lot. Young wrestlers who have retired recently, should come into coaching. Like, If I return to wrestling as a after 10 years, I will prove to be a much better

"So when seniors and young coaches will work together, it will give better results. I need a coach who can work 24 hours with me. They can't focus on each "

Vinesh said the competition in will be as tough as

"There is a Japanese Olympic champion and Chinese Olympic bronze medallist in the field. It is going to be tough and I have devised a strategy according to each of my opponent," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 20:40 IST
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