Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan Urges Govt To Support Athletes

India's first Winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, on Monday asked the authorities to approach and help the athletes why should left battle all chances in their journey to convey laurels to the country. 

Joining in a board examination under the pennant 'Global Convention on Business of Sports', sorted out by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, the youngest ever athlete to authoritatively meet all requirements for the Olympic Games in luge said, "We sportsmen are dependably exceptionally altruistic. We concentrate such a great amount on doing admirably in our separate teaches that nothing else matters to us. Be that as it may, the government ought to approach and help us in any case." 

The 34-year-old athlete from Manali joined in as a free member in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics because of the suspension of Indian Olympic Association (IOA). In any case, as the boycott was lifted while the Games were still on, he wound up competing under the Indian banner. 

Shiva Keshavan

Keshavan said that he had joined in five Winter Olympics without a coach and that he generally needed to be trained under a good coach. In any case, later, he understood that he squandered a considerable measure of time chasing a great deal of things. The Olympian at long last found a coach in American Duncan Kennedy however needed to go separate ways after a short stint because of budgetary constraints. 

He said that the government was paying for a piece of Kennedy's salary. 

The other two specialists national footballers Aditi Chauhan and Renedy Singh resounded the same feeling. Aditi, the principal Indian lady footballer to play competitive football in the UK, said that she has been battling for a professional ladies' football league in the country with no ray of hope. 

Olympic Shiva

The 23-year-old former West Ham United women's group goalkeeper who hails from Delhi said that for goalkeepers in football, situating is everything. In the event that that part of your diversion is not right, the rest won't fall in place. She generally needed to understand that right under the vigilant gazes of a coach. In any case, she had not go over a single goalkeeping coach in India who could correct her mistakes, she added. 

Renedy excessively agreed. The former India worldwide said that amid his 12-year stint with Kolkata football (six years each for Mohun Bagan and East Bengal), he didn't gain much from the coaches there. 

The 36-year-old former midfielder from Manipur said that just when he began playing for India, he ran over coaches who had a considerable measure to offer. He added that around then he felt he had lost 10 years of his career.

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