‘We forgot to be players’: Rohit Chaudhary

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Kathmandu: Rohit Chaudhary is a player of the Tribhuvan Army Club since 7 years started playing javelin. In the meantime, he has had the opportunity to test his level in only one international (13th green) and three national competitions.

Rohit Chaudhary
Photo: Rohit Chaudhary

Having played in four tournaments in the space of seven years, he said he remembered being a player only after the 44th national tournament was held on Sunday.

He competed in the 13th South Asian Games after three years. This is the 44th National Athletics Championship organized by the Nepal Athletics Association.

“Other games are being competed. Football cricket is becoming regular. If the Olympics are going on, I don’t understand why our game is not happening, ‘Rohit questioned.
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Rohit, 28, of Ramdhuni-1, Sunsari has started throwing javelin from school. He started playing bamboo javelin and joined the Nepal Army in 2071 BS.

Rohit,Chandra Kala,JayaraniRohit, who got a chance at the Tribhuvan Army Club after performing well in the Army’s internal competition, had won gold in his first participation in the Seventh National Games held in the Eastern Region in 2073 BS.

“If the doctor doesn’t get to examine the patient, he forgets that he is a doctor. If the pilot doesn’t get to fly the plane for 3/4 years, he forgets that he is a pilot.” It happened to me too ‘, he said after 3 years.

Athletics, known as the king of sports, is the starting point of any sport. The two main disciplines of athletics are track and field.

The traditional name of the sport of athletics is track and field. There are two main types of races: track, jump and throw. With long and medium distance races competing on the track, field races are rare.

“Everyone is happy with our field event. Only the national championships and national sports organized by the association will allow us to perform, ‘says Rohit. Preparing with grief, there is no competition.

When you don’t get a place to get a return on your investment, you don’t become aware of the game. If I had been out of the department, I would have left the game right away. ‘

At last year’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, India’s Niraj Chopra won a historic gold medal for the country in javelin.

While Niraj won the gold by throwing 87 meters, Rohit won the gold at the Dasharath Stadium on Sunday by throwing 61.60 meters, which is 26 meters less than Niraj.

Most of the players on the Indian subcontinent are of similar physique. Rohit also understands that his success will be determined by his investment and priorities.

“As I watched Niraj win gold at the Pohor Olympics, I wondered why we couldn’t. But, there is a big difference between here and there.

We haven’t got to practice with a real javelin. We have not had regular practice, we have not received standard training. A world-class javelin costs Rs 2.5 lakh. That is beyond the reach of a player like us, ‘says Rohit.

On the shot put side, national record holder Chandrakala Lamgade is a Nepal Police player. She stopped playing after becoming pregnant and lives in Jhapa with her 18-month-old daughter.

Chandrakala, who is on regular duty in Jhapa after taking leave from the Sports Club of Nepal Police, came to Kathmandu to take personal leave after learning that there would be a national competition.

By winning gold in shot put and javelin, she saved Nepal Police from losing gold in the 44th National Athletics.

The departmental team Police came fourth in the competition behind Bagmati Pradesh. Chandrakala, the regular national champion of the Sixth National Games-2068, complains that no one is attracted to the field event.

“Our event is not like any other, there are no competitions. It would have been better if there had been a little more competition, ‘she says.

The 18-month-old midwife, who has not even trained for three years, won gold in the iron ore competition and showed the competitive level of women in shot put and javelin. Chandrakala herself admits this.

“It’s been 11 years since I started playing. So far I have not seen any competition in my event. I think my performance would have improved if I had a competitor of my own level, ‘she says.’

I was on duty in Jhapa after giving birth. I didn’t think I could win. I only came to experience that being away for a long time makes it harder. ‘

Jayarani Tharu, who won four gold and one silver medal out of the five categories in the national competition for the first time, also said that there was a problem in testing her level when the competition was short.

Jayarani, 21, was contracted to the Tribhuvan Army Club in 2075 BS through the player quota. For the first time since then, she played in the competition and set two national records for the first time. He is being portrayed as a player with great potential in his genre.

“Even in athletics, there is no competition in our genre. Training is being done but it is not important when there is no competition.

If such competitions are held at least once a year, it seems that the ability and competitiveness of the players will increase, ‘said Jayarani.

Secretary of the Nepal Athletics Association RK Bista admitted that the competition of field events and player production has decreased while giving priority to track events. ‘The Athletics Association has not missed these events in the national competition.

However, competitions organized by other organizations and the private sector have focused only on track events, ‘he says.’

We have not been able to succeed in producing players either. There is a problem that coaches train successful players and do not pay attention to player production. ‘

He demanded that the coaches should be brought under the respective sports federations instead of the National Sports Council (NSC).

However, the new sports act has a provision to keep the coaches under control. Bista has objected that Rakhep has included only five events for the upcoming Asian Games involving three male and two female athletes.

A total of five quotas have been given for athletes with 35-40 events. We also feel jealous of the regulatory body, ‘he added. If the scope of participation is increased, we will also include field events. ‘

Globally, the attraction towards singles is weaker than group sports. In a country where sports are not a priority, the problem is growing alarmingly.

In Nepal too, there is a demand from the athletes to end the years of waiting for the same competition while staying away from the priorities of the concerned bodies.

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