The Coronavirus enforced lockdown has made many player’s careers difficult. While some players are financially distressed, the path of return for some has become difficult. Before the lockdown, India’s young archer Shivangini Gohain was injured in an accident during training. Now, she was preparing for her return.
Recently, there was a big accident with Assam archer Shivangini Gohain. During practice at the Sports Authority of India training center, this 12-year-old archer had an arrow pierced in her right shoulder after which he was referred to Delhi. Shivangini was then airlifted and sent to Delhi where she underwent surgery.
She returned to Assam after the surgery. She was supposed to come to Delhi on April 6 for her checkup but could not come due to the lockdown.
Shivangini father said, “We had booked tickets for April 6 but the flight got cancelled. The doctor treating her had prescribed a three-month course. He has now advised medicines for another three months,” says Gohain’s father Birinchi.
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“We are happy that she is eating well and sometimes goes for a walk and jogs too, but we don’t want to send her for training until the doctor gives the all-clear… she still has stiffness around the shoulder.” he added.
Shivangini’s father said that in view of the situation in Delhi, the doctor has considered him from coming there. The coronavirus situation in Delhi has become quite severe. However, doctors in Delhi are in constant touch with her parents.
Gohain’s coach at SAI centre, Athary Shimray Mercy, says, “Since there is no competition right now, Shivangini can take it easy. She stays close to the training centre and it must be difficult for the parents to tell her that she cannot go to ground.”
At the same time, She is taking part in the online session of the Archery Federation during this time. She has been learning archery since the age of nine and has won medals in many tournaments. Also, she recently participated in the 65th National School Games Archery Championship organized by the School Games Federation of India. The tournament was organized in Andhra Pradesh.
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