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Vithya was expelled from Reliance centre, reveals chief nationwide coach


R. Vithya Ramraj of Tamil Nadu within the 400m run within the 62nd Nationwide Inter State Athletics Championship at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday, June 19, 2023.
| Picture Credit score: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Final 12 months was a shocking one for Vithya Ramraj. The 25-year-old from Tamil Nadu, who had been residing within the shadows of larger names earlier, equalled P.T. Usha’s Nationwide file on her option to the 400m hurdles bronze within the Hangzhou Asian Video games the place she additionally helped India to silver medals within the 4x400m ladies’s and blended relays.

The quartermiler-hurdler was the toast of the nation then however her gorgeous progress had additionally raised eyebrows amongst shut followers of the game. Now, the concern traces have gone deeper.

Regardless of this being an Olympic 12 months, Vithya has nonetheless not joined the nationwide camp for quartermilers and relay runners which is at present on in Thiruvananthapuram.

“I don’t know the place she is. She was within the Reliance (Basis) centre however for some motive she was expelled from Reliance… any individual informed me that she is in Chennai,” Radhakrishnan Nair, the chief nationwide coach, informed The Hindu from the Chennai airport on Monday evening.

Someday in mid-February, there was discuss that needles, syringes and banned substances had been present in a prime academy in Mumbai following which a number of athletes had been expelled from there.

Vithya, additionally the Nationwide Video games 400m champion, didn’t reply calls or messages from this author the previous few days however, late on Monday evening, her coach Nehpal Singh claimed that these had been merely rumours.

“These are simply rumours unfold by people who find themselves not pleased with Vithya doing nicely. She is now coaching with me in Chennai for the final three weeks,” stated Nehpal.

“A number of of my athletes had been referred to as to the Reliance camp, I used to be additionally referred to as to teach them. We, together with Vithya, (her twin sister) Nithya and Siva (a sprinter), had been there in Mumbai for a while. The amenities there have been good, however I used to be not comfy with the company means of issues, so I left. And my athletes additionally left with me. Vithya was not expelled from the centre.”

Nehpal additionally confirmed that Vithya shall be operating the 400m Indian Open, the Indian observe and area season-opener for seniors, in Thiruvananthapuram on March 18.

Earlier, in October, 23 athletes from numerous sports activities had been expelled from the JSW’s Encourage Institute of Sport in Ballari, Karnataka, after syringes had been discovered in lots of locations within the coaching centre.

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