We have seen her running like a light speed in many countries and also during the Rio Olympics, but now Odisha’s Srabani Nanda has started her training in Jamaica, where the fastest man on earth hails from, Usain Bolt.
Srabani, who represented India at the Rio Games after winning a gold medal in the women’s 200m sprint at this year’s South Asian Games in Assam, will train at the MVP Track & Field Cub made famous by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.She has been accompanied to Jamaica by her coach from Bengal, Tarun Saha, and her personal physio.
“We proposed for Jamaica. Srabani also wanted to, so we contacted Odisha’s sports ministry. They have helped us. Not a single state government has helped an athlete like this,” said Saha.
“The tough training has not started. From February it will begin. We will stay here till May. Then Srabani will join in the Asian Meet.”
The head coach of MVP Track & Field Club, Paul Francis, has advised Srabani to undergo a certain diet routine which she is following to gain more strength. Her daily routine includes three rounds of practice.
The Odisha government also plans to send runner Dutee Chand to Jamaica, it is learnt. As Srabani is taking training in Usain Bolt territory going through tough training, who knows if she can be the worlds fastest woman next time when you see her running.