OZ swimmers to take final call on flying to Delhi
Australian swimming coach Stephan Widmer today said the security doubts in India have eased a bit but the decision to board the plane to New Delhi has been left to the players only.india Updated: Sep 27, 2010 23:14 IST
Australian swimming coach Stephan Widmer today said the security doubts in India have eased a bit but the decision to board the plane to New Delhi has been left to the players only.
The Australian swimmers, who are in Kuala Lumpur for a training camp ahead of the October 3-14 Games, are scheduled to leave on Wednesday and a final briefing was given today
"I think for some it has eased [the doubt] a little bit. For some other ones it hasn't shifted it yet. I've told them there's no right or wrong ... It has to be right for you,"
"If you hop on the plane then it has to be entirely your free decision. I've never faced anything like this," he added.
Widmer said he is not sure if all the swimmers will go to New Delhi and made it clear that he will not force anyone to go there.
"We are yet to find out what will happen on Wednesday. Will everyone be on the plane? I don't know. If it's not right for someone then no, I don't want them to be [going].
"I don't think you want someone with potential fear around you that influences others," Widmer was quoted as saying by the 'Australian'.
Breaststroker Christian Sprenger said he was committed to going, but believed any withdrawal could lead to several more.
First Published: Sep 27, 2010 23:12 IST