Injured lifter Sivalingam to start training by November

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2018 12:44:51



DOUBLE Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam Wednesday said he would resume his training in next 45 days in Patiala as he is fast recovering from a thigh injury, courtesy ayurveda treatment.

“I have been undergoing ayurveda treatment. With another 10 days of treatment left, I aim to come back stronger and start training in next one-and-a-half months in Patiala with 2020 Olympics as my goal,” he told PTI here. Sivalingam (77kg category) had sustained the injury while attempting 178kg lift in his clean and jerk attempt at the Jakarta Asian Games. He took no further part in the competition and eventually finished 10th.

“I was shattered to the core when doctors in a hospital in Jakarta opined that I could only start training after a maximum of four months,” he said. However, soon after returning to India, Sivalingam said he underwent ayurveda treatment at Haoma Wellness under Dr Shaji Kannoth and have been working on sport rehabilitation with Invictus Performance Lab.

“Within four days of combined treatment and multiple experts working with me, the pain reduced significantly and I was able to move around freely within 10 days,” he stated. The inter-disciplinary experts helped him in enhancing his performance capability and recovery management, he said.