Anju not to change coach before Olympics

Updated: 22 December 2007 17:25 IST

Anju Bobby George said she preferred to continue with her present coach, husband Bobby Geroge, before the Olympics.

Anju not to change coach before Olympics

Mumbai:

Anju Bobby George said she preferred to continue with her present coach, husband Bobby Geroge, rather than experimenting with new coach before the Olympics.

"We are experimenting with new techniques to help me improve my performance in the forthcoming games and we don't want to disturb the current combination," the long jump athlete said while unveiling the Olympic torch.

She said she was comfortable with her husband who is providing the necessary support and coaching tips to her for the Bejing Olympics to be held in August 2008.

On the foreign coach issue, she said though she was trained by Mike Powell before the 2003 world championships, where she won a bronze, there is no such possibility again.

Anju's husband and coach Bobby George, who was also present at the event, said they have started practicing for the Olympics and was optimistic about her participating in Olympics too.

Anju added she was confident that other athletes, who will be a part of the contingent, will perform well next year.

"We were seventh in 4x100 meter relay and I am sure we can better the performance this time round," Anju said.

She also praised the Olympics torch which made it's maiden arrival in Mumbai and said touching the torch was "a completely different feeling".

The Olympics torch will travel to 22 countries including India before reaching Macau in China.

Topics : Athletics
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