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My coach told me to skip Nationals: Khushbir Kaur

Khushbir Kaur

New Delhi: Axed from the Indian team for the Asian Championships for pulling out of the Nationals here, top woman 20km race walker Khushbir Kaur yesterday said that she had to suffer for no fault of hers as it was her coach Alexander Artsybashev who told her not to take part in the event.

Khushbir was axed from the Indian team for the Asian Race Walking Championships to be held on March 20 in Nomi, Japan, after they pulled out of the Nationals.

"It is not my duty to inform the AFI. The coach is there for it. We have been training under a coach and please tell me whether I should listen to my coach (Alexander) or to AFI. He (Alexander) told me not to take part in the Nationals," Khushbir said.

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