Under new Cuban coach’s guidance, talented quarter-miler Priya Mohan aims Asian Games medal

New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Back on the track after a hamstring injury, the talented Priya Habbathanahalli Mohan aims to become the fastest quarter-miler of the country once again with an aim to bag a medal in the upcoming Asian Games under guidance of new Cuban coach Anier Garcia.

Priya emerged the fastest women’s 400m runner in 2021 with a time of 52.77 seconds when she was just 18 and competing at the junior level then. Two years later and after failing to win individual medals in two world U-20 championships, she said she needs a new beginning.

Two months back, she parted ways with her long-time coach Arjun Ajay who spotted her during a national schools meet in 2018 and is now training at the Inspire Institute of Sport at Bellary in Karnataka under Cuba’s Anier Garcia, the 2000 Olympic 110m hurdles champion.

“I have had ups and downs in these four years (of my career). Once you go up, you have to come down. That fall is important in an athlete’s life because it teaches you the lessons required in order to make a stronger comeback,” Priya told

Source: PTI News


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