After overcoming the death of his mother, wrestler Deepak Punia has got back to serious training.
The World Championships silver medallist, whose mother Krishna Devi died of a heart-attack in April, spent three months of the lockdown period at his village Chhara in Jhajjar district of Haryana before moving back to his usual training centre, the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi, about three weeks ago.
“My mother’s passing was a big shock for me. Slowly I got back to my training. When I was in my village I trained at a local akhara, maintaining social distancing norms. After returning to the Chhatrasal Stadium, I am able to train properly,” Deepak told Sportstar.
‘Nice to be among friends’
The 21-year-old, a reigning World junior champion, was happy to be back among his friends, including close buddy and room partner Ravi Dahiya, a Worlds medallist and Asian champion.