Sak­sham’s coach grieves his ir­repara­ble loss

Millennium Post - - CITY - ABHAY SINGH

NEW DELHI: “The feel­ing of rais­ing the Na­tional Flag makes me proud, I will make sure more such oc­ca­sion come in my life,” th­ese words were said by world cham­pion Sak­sham Ya­dav to his coach Su­nil Lochab dur­ing a train­ing ses­sion. The death of the pow­er­lifter had not only left shat­tered his fam­ily but also his coach who is still in shock af­ter the death of his best stu­dent. Sak­sham who won gold for In­dia in a world cham­pi­onship held in Moscow died with four pow­er­lifters in a tragic ac­ci­dent on Sun­day af­ter their ve­hi­cle crashed on Delhi-chandi­garh high­way. Talk­ing to Mil­len­nium

Post, Su­nil Lochab, Sak­sham's coach stated that it was two years ago when he came to him and asked him to teach pow­er­lift­ing. “I told him that it will take two to three years he said that he will work hard and it was just six to seven months he achieved his goal and in 2017 he made every­one proud by win­ning the medal,” said Lochab. Most of the time Sak­sham spent his time with the coach and af­ter his death, the Lochab was in shock.

The coach stated that for Sak­sham, coun­try al­ways came first and to win more medal he ex­tended his mar­riage for a year. “I want to fo­cus on my ca­reer and the feel­ing of rais­ing flag is amaz­ing I want to live more of th­ese mo­ments he ev­ery time told me,” said the coach with numb eyes.

The gold medal­ist was very dis­ci­plined and his ded­i­ca­tion to­wards the sport was more than 100 per­cent. “He was an as­set for the coun­try more ath­letes will come but no one will be like Sak­sham,” said Lochab.

One of the in­jured named Ro­hit is still in ICU and re­ceiv­ing treat­ment. “Po­lice have not recorded the vic­tim's state­ment, Once Ro­hit will be fit, fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be car­ried out,” said Ra­jneesh Gupta, DCP (Ro­hini). Five pow­er­lift­ing play­ers from Delhi were killed in the wee hours on Sun­day af­ter their car hit a road di­vider and crashed into a pole on the Delhi-chandi­garh high­way.

Sak­sham Ya­dav with his coach Su­nil Lochab

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