Lakshya Sen will train with Axelson in Dubai, PV Sindhu will get approval to take a fitness trainer on a TOPS tour

The bronze medalist at the Lakshya Sen World Championships will train with Victor Axelson’s world team in Dubai from Sunday, with the Ministry of Sports’ Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) approving his application, taking into account the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The MOC also approved the request of two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu to be accompanied by her fitness trainer M Srikanth Madapalli abroad as part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Sen, a 20-year-old from Almory, was part of the Indian men’s team that won the prestigious Thomas Cup this month and is a great prospect of a gold medal at the Birmingham event, which will take place from July 28 to August 8.

Lakshay is ready to train with Axelson in Dubai from May 29 to June 5 (8 days) and then go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 19, where he will train at the Malaysian Training Center from June 19 to 26 (8 days). days), “said the ministry.

“Both training proposals were approved by the MOC in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

“The amount to be penalized shall cover, inter alia, the costs of air travel by him and his doctor, boarding and accommodation and pocket money.” The ministry also approved Sindhu’s proposal for financial assistance for her fitness trainer’s trip with her.

“Srikanth will accompany Sindhu during the Indonesia Masters (June 7-12), Indonesia Open (June 14-19), Malaysia Masters (June 28 – July 3) and Malaysia Open (July 5-10) ) and the Singapore Open (12-17 July), ’states.

Sindhu, a former world champion, won two Super 300 tournaments this year at Syed Modi International in Lucknow and the Swiss Open in Basel earlier this year. PTI ATK SSC SSC

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