Ramu said he has been operating the gym with donations from people. “I train students free of cost and have been living my dream through them.”
One batch of athletes had their interview session on Monday while another would be getting their visa formalities sorted on Wednesday.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games-bound Indian team has as many as three specialist drag-flickers in Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas.
The former world champion also wants to breach the much-anticipated 90kg mark in the snatch section, which she confesses has become somewhat of a mental block.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to recommend the inclusion of five additional names, including Tejaswin Shankar, for Commonwealth Games.
The side will be captained by goalkeeper Savita Punia while experienced defender Deep Grace Ekka will be her deputy in the Birmingham CWG, to be held from July 28 to August 8.
Tejaswin had approached the Delhi High Court challenging his exclusion from Commonwealth Games (CWG) squad because he did not take part in the state championship.
Manpreet had led the Indian team to a historic bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year and he will take over the reins from Amit Rohidas.
Still in with an outside chance of finishing at the top of the standings, the Indian men would be hoping to sign off their campaign on a high against the mighty Netherlands.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra would lead a ‘strong’ 37-member field expected to “better last edition” at Birmingham next month.
Archana contended that her name was included not only in the list of probables but had been shortlisted as a confirmed player to represent India by the Selection Committee.
He is a man on a mission, aiming for the gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place at Birmingham next month.
Women's World Champion Nikhat Zareen and Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain will lead India's campaign in the CWG in Birmingham.
MC Mary Kom was on Friday forced to withdraw midway through her Commonwealth Games 48kg trial after sustaining a leg injury.
As per the announcement made by the CoA on Tuesday, 19-year-old Swastika was named as a standby with the revised squad comprising Manika Batra, Diya, Reeth Rishya and Sreeja Akula.