Amid deteriorating Covid-19 state of affairs within the nation, the Indian athlete is making ready for the World Relays set to get underway from Might 1 in Poland
Muhammed Anas Yahiya is wanting on the World Relays, ranging from Might 1 in Poland, as the ultimate gown rehearsal forward of Tokyo 2020.
The 2008 Asian Video games (workforce occasion) gold medallist shall be part of the Indian contingent within the 4x400m blended relay, which is about to make its debut in Tokyo 2020.
“We had been purported to have an publicity tour in Turkey however now we hear that there’s a lockdown there. So far as the World Relays are involved, it is a crucial competitors that may give us a variety of expertise forward of the Olympics,” Anas, who holds the nationwide report for 400m, informed the New Indian Categorical.
Anas has his visa ready to journey to Poland for the World occasion. However amid the rising variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the nation, he nonetheless awaits for a journey advisory from the apex physique.
“Up to now, there’s been no journey advisory supplied to us and we’re ready for directions and steering from the Federation and the officers. We hope they may make the required preparations. Sure, there’s the concern surrounding Covid, but when accomplished proper, we will take part in it safely. It’s a troublesome state of affairs however we’ve to hope for one of the best,” Anas mentioned.
The 26-year-old has been coaching on the SAI centre in Patiala since final yr. He has been taking obligatory precautions and stored himself bodily match for the mega occasions developing this yr.
“Until now, I’m protected and haven’t been affected by the virus. However while you go searching, the state of affairs is so regarding and scary. Residing in such uncertainty is difficult however we’ve to do what we will to cope with the state of affairs,” mentioned Anas.
“Up to now, due to common testing and taking all obligatory precautions, I’ve managed to coach and take care of myself. I’m damage free and in good bodily situation and the concept now could be to focus solely on issues that I can management. Relaxation, we’ll need to see how issues go,” he mentioned.
The Tokyo 2020 would be the second Olympic look for Anas as he had participated within the 400m and 4x400m relay on the Rio Video games in 2016.