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More ‘acutely aware’ Vinesh going into Olympic with ‘clear head’: Coach Woller Akos | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: It is troublesome to search out any flaw within the sport of a “clear headed” Vinesh Phogat going into the Tokyo Olympics, says star Indian wrestler’s private overseas coach Woller Akos.
One of the strongest medal contenders within the Indian contingent, Vinesh is high seed on the Games. The high billing is no surprise for the reason that 26-12 months-previous is going into the showpiece undefeated this 12 months.
The final time she stepped out of mat and not using a victory was on the Asian Championship in February 2020 when she misplaced to Mayu Maukaida within the semifinals to accept a bronze.
Hungarian coach Akos says Vinesh is a terrific pupil of the sport and he has excessive hopes that she shall be preventing for a gold in Tokyo.
“Her head is clear. She has got better on leg attacks and counter attacks and has a clear head. The strategies devised outside the mat are now executed on the mat because of a clear head. There were times when she could not do it but it’s much better,” Akos instructed PTI from Hungary.
Akos has been working with Vinesh since February 2019 and he says the Indian was already a very good wrestler however now she has reworked into a unique stage.
“We are on good way. She is better and better everyday. She is more better physically and tactically. Motions (circle motions) are more now, leg defence more better. She is more purposeful and more conscious.
“Vinesh is sweet in the whole lot. I hope to see her preventing for gold.”
Akos’ confidence stems from the fact that Vinesh is now consistently executing the strategies devised for different opponents.
“All of her opponents are totally different. Some are good technically and a few are higher bodily. Different techniques are required. Against some rivals you want arm work and someplace you want underhook, headlocks.
“On some opponents, you need to be working from a distance. And she has got better on all this,” he stated.
Akos stated it is not simply him who devises methods, Vinesh herself offers enter, argues her factors and likewise disagrees generally.
She is a terrific pupil of the sport.
“That is the best way to do it, by talking to each other in training and on mat.”
Yet, Akos stated there isn’t any place for complacency as a result of it is not solely the Japanese 2019 World championship silver medallist Mukaida, who’s going to be a menace for the Indian, however others as properly.
“Not only Mukaida. The challenge will also come from Russia, Belarus, USA, China, Sweden, Poland. Olympic is a different competition. They are must be doing their homework on Vinesh,” he stated.
Mukaida, who shall be seeded second, is the one one whom Vinesh has by no means overwhelmed. They have squared off in opposition to one another thrice and each time it was the Japanese who got here on high.
Mukaida is not going to are available in Vinesh’s manner earlier than the ultimate as a result of they’re the highest seeds.
Against China’s fourth seed Qianyu Pang, it is 2-2 in 4 conferences and in opposition to Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson, Vinesh would have an higher hand.
Vinesh and Akos will head to Tokyo on July 26.



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