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WFI to bolster support staff ahead of 2020 Olympics

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Federation of (WFI) Thursday invited applications for multiple positions, including mental conditioning coaches, physios, and nutritionists, to bolster preparations for the 2020

The has decided to hire support staff in all three categories men's freestyle, greco roman and the women's team.

"The has invited applications for the posts of Physios, Nutritionist/ Dietician, Masseurs and Mental Conditioning Coaches in all the three categories. The will also hire a professional manager for the national team," the national body said in a statement.

The WFI, following its association with and commercial partners Sporty Solutionz, already offers annual contracts to its leading wrestlers across all age categories, including stipends for select junior athletes.

Speaking about the hiring of professionals, WFI said, "These hirings are aimed at preparing the players with a focus on These trained hands will closely work with the players at the Olympic preparatory camps in run-up to "

"Experienced physiotherapist, biomechanics coach, mental conditioning trainer, and will be accompanying the wrestlers buttressed with exposure trips abroad, ensuring world-class preparations for each of the Indian grapplers," the statement added.

Sakshi Malik, the 2016 Rio bronze winner, is upbeat about WFI plans.

"The new coaches already working with the team and now the of the induction of professional support staff is a very significant move," she said.

"This was a much-needed aspect of development and seamless training. I am happy that their presence will help and aid us to recover faster and train in more scientific ways," she added.

The contingent has already got foreign coaches.

from is working with the freestyle team, from USA is coaching the women's team and Temo Kazarashvili from is honing the skills of greco roman unit.

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

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:15 IST