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We achieved training targets meant for US trip within India: Nieva

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

They couldn't make it to the trans-atlantic due to visa hassles but the "setback" didn't come in the way of Indian boxers achieving their training targets at an institute within the country, Santiago said today.

Speaking to PTI at the end of a fortnight-long camp at the of excellence in Bellary, Karnataka, said the focus was on strength and conditioning besides some technical aspects and he is satisfied with the results achieved.

The 19 Indian boxers, including the likes of recent gold-medallists Vikas Krishan (75kg) and (52kg), were supposed to train at the famed in during this period. But denial of visa led to the cancellation of that trip.

"Of course, not being able to go there counts as a setback but we cannot keep dwelling on what didn't work out. I like to move forward and the JSW Performance Centre provided us good facilities and atmosphere to achieve our training targets," said.

"I am quite satisfied with how we trained in The boxing hall was perfect," he added.

The Argentine-born Swede said the boxers will have a busy two months leading up to the August-September in

"One team would be leaving for for a training trip this Sunday, while different sets of boxers would be travelling for competitions in Mongolia, Germany, and in the coming few weeks," Nieva said.

"The team for would be the one that went to the CWG in last month," he added.

The team that will be heading to includes, Solanki, former CWG silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra (75kg) and former Asian youth silver-medallist Ankush Dahiya (60kg) among others.

"The idea is to ensure that all of them get as much exposure as possible. Everything has been planned keeping in mind," he said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 17:55 IST