Galina Bukharina has been the Indian 400m and relay groups’ coach for the previous 5 years. and below her watch, the nation did effectively within the Asian Games, successful a gold, 4 silver, and a bronze medal.
The 77-year-old Russian is of the opinion that for India to be a world-beater in 400m will take its personal time.
She was excited with the workforce’s efficiency within the seventh International Sprint & Relay Cup on the Atatürk University Stadium, Erzurum (Turkey) lately.
“This meet showed there is a lot of talent, more so in men. Despite the headwinds being strong, we won almost everything in Erzurum.”
In reality, the workforce did effectively in Turkey with T. Santosh Kumar (males’s 400mH silver), A. Dharun (males’s 400mH bronze), Jyotika Sri Dandi (ladies’s 400m gold ), P. Subha (400m silver and Summy (400m bronze) being standout performers
S. Dhanalakshmi, who’s a part of the relay workforce, completed first in ladies’s 100m & 200m in final-1 & final-2 respectively whereas Hima Das obtained the gold in final-1 in ladies’s 100m.
According to Galina, the present in Turkey was good contemplating that there have been groups from Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, and some European groups.
“For us, the relay is important to get international recognition. We can win. If [Neeraj] Chopra can win, [in] other events India can win,” she mentioned.
Galina felt that the present 400m group is presumably India’s strongest. “In my fifth year, I can say that we have the strongest group of 8-9 people at the same level. They know what they have in order to compete against each other and practice with each other every day. They know their pros and cons. There will be no compromises [in picking the final team] for the World Championships in Oregon from July 15,” she mentioned.
The coach mentioned the reigning Asian Games 400m hurdles silver medallist A. Dharun was unfortunate to be beset with accidents at essential occasions however dubbed him a sensible athlete. “A coach is not allowed to have pets, but Dharun is one of my pets. He is respectful and has a high human quality.” Galina described Hima Das as a frontrunner, who will be capable to assist the workforce.