Long distance runner Preeja Sridharan and Olympian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt are among 10 Indians who are undergoing a special training programme in Durban as part of their preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Kerala's 800m runner Sinimole Paulose and statemates EM Indulekha, Anu Mariam Jose, Chinchu Jose, Srabani Nanda of Orissa, Harthi Gujala of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka's MR Poovama are the other Indians attending the special camp. Delhi will host the Commonwealth Games from October 3-14.
The athletes are undergoing training programme under the auspices of Elite Athlete Performance(EAP), while Mittal Champions Trust sponsoring their trip to the rainbow nation. Paulose, who is an 800m and 1500m experts, was hopeful that the training schedule will help them improve their performance before the quadrennial event in Delhi.