The national camp for Indian women’s wrestling team has been divided into four zones on the basis of colours. This has been done to maintain safety protocols. The SAI campus has been divided not Green Zone, Yellow Zone, and Red Zone. Besides, this, the campers temperature and oxygen levels are being regularly monitored.
The Green Zone is dedicated exclusively to wrestlers, coaching staff and select few. The Red Zone, meanwhile, is for the visitors, who will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
Kuldeep Malik, head coach of women wrestling said: “For the first week of training we will have to maintain social distancing as a precautionary measure. From the second week, we will start regular training,” reported Sportstar.
The women’s camp had commenced on October 10. 15 wrestlers in Olympic weight categories were shortlisted to attend it. Olympic bound-Vinesh Phogat, Asian Championship gold medallist Divya Kakran were amongst the few who reported on Day 1.
The camp will end on December 31.
World medallist Pooja Dhanda, who was amongst the wrestlers sceptical of the holding the camp, expressed her satisfaction with the facilities provided by SAI.
“The facilities in the room are very good and we have been provided everything. We really feel like we are national campers. We are getting daily updates in the morning about our food and menu, everything is very proper and systemised and the food here is very good,” she told Sportstar.
Proper packaging of food is ensured at the campus so that there is no risk of contact between athletes and support staff.
All the personnel who have access to the green zone have been tested for Covid. And those involved in preparation and handling of food are staying within the campus premises.