She is one of the few women secretaries in state athletics associations in the country and C. Latha feels that whatever issues the COVID-19 pandemic or the resultant lockdown threw up were common to both men and women.

“I cannot say that it has affected women specifically, it has affected both genders. Everything is okay, we have not faced any critical situation specific to girls,” said Latha, the secretary of the Tamil Nadu Athletics Association.

Neeru Malik, the Chandigarh Athletics Association secretary, also spoke on the same lines but said the coronavirus lockdown has made athletes more creative.

“This lockdown has made athletes more creative, more innovative. They came up with many self strategies, they have explored themselves,” explained Neeru.

“There were issues, there were challenges but they were common in nature for both men and women and whatever the strategies…

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