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Dipa likely to visit Moscow for training ahead

Kolkata, March 31: Ace gymst Dipa Karmakar is mulling a month-long training camp in Russia ahead of the August 18-September 2 Asian Games, her coach Bisweshwar ndi revealed here on Saturday.

"Her rehab is over and she’s doing just fine. She’s now concentrating on executing the basic vaults. Let her get stable first and then she will attempt the Produnova.
"We have planned a chart for her in the build-up to the Asian Games and we are looking forward to a four-week stint in Moscow in May," ndi told reporters on the sidelines of a felicitation function.
Since picking up a knee injury that forced her to sit out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Dipa has been undergoing recovery and has not competed since her historic fourth place finish in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dipa tore her anterior crucial ligament that required a surgery last year and she has resumed training only recently. "The Asian Games will be tougher than the upcoming Commonwealth Games — Chi and Koreans are really strong in gymstics. Keeping all this in mind, we have drawn up her schedule. She’s under the target Olympic Podium and we will train in Russia." Meanwhile, Dipa said she is trying to attempt a new vault and has just resumed training. IANS

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