There were speculations on his sudden departure from Indian athletics, but High Performance Director Volker Herrmann did not want to delve into it.
Considering Volker was busy plotting the road map for his wards to excel in Tokyo, it's puzzling what happened in the interim.
Rijiju said that those who win medals at big international meets find it easier to get sponsorship deals but the same is not the case with those who don't win.
News of stadia allowed to open good news for athletes, but a lot depends on what sport ministry & states decide
The ongoing lockdown to help contain the spread of the pandemic is causing mental anguish, of this there is little doubt.
World Athletics said the results in the intervening period of April 6 and November 30, 2020 will continue to be recorded for statistical purposes.
The Tokyo Olympics has the potential to be the kind of turning point that the 2010 Commonwealth Games was to Indian sport.
She scored 63 in English, 84 in Assamese, 60 in Advanced Assamese, 75 in Political Science, 67 in Education and 46 in Geography.
India had lodged a protest, stating that a Bahraini runner had caused obstruction to Hima Das during the relay race in which India finished second after M R Poovamma frittered away a good 30m lead.
In the men's 20km race walk event also, both national record holder K T Irfan and Manish Rawat were disqualified in similar situations as Soumya.
She crossed the finishing line in 23.20 seconds, behind Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong who clinched the gold in 22.96.