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Javelin Thrower Annu Rani, Archer Diraj Bommadevara get nod to train abroad

Javelin Thrower Annu Rani, Archer Diraj Bommadevara get nod to train abroad

Annu Rani will be training in Germany, while Archer Diraj Bommadevara will head to South Korea later this month

Woman Javelin Thrower Annu Rani and Archer Diraj Bommadevara have got the approval Sports Ministry to train abroad. The Asian Games medallists are among several athletes whose proposals for training stints abroad have been approved by the Ministry’s Mission Olympic Cell.

As per PTI, Annu Rani will head to Germany to train under foreign coach Werner Daniels at Leichtathletik Gemeinschaft Offenburg Centre. Archer Dhiraj Bommadevara, who won silver medal in the team event at the Asian Games will leave for Korea for training. He will be training at Kim Archery School under the guidance of coach Sonam Tshering Bhutia later this month.


Apart from the duo, India’s greco-roman wrestler Sunil Kumar has got the nod to train in Hungary. He has sought an approval for a 68-day training stint in Budapest and it has also been approved.

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Shuttlers HS Prannoy & Kidambi Srikanth also get approvals

India’s No.1 HS Prannoy has sought financial aid from the Ministry. He was given the approval for financial assistance towards strength & conditioning and psychology programme services till the Olympics.

Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth’s proposal for strength and conditioning trainer Varun Kumar for the China Masters was also approved.

Seven Indian Judokas will be heading to Japan for training stints. They are Vijay Kumar Yadav, Tulika Maan, Yash Ghangas, Asmita Dey, Shraddha Chopade and Himanshi Tokas. They will be training with their coach Yashpal Solanki in Tokyo.


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