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Saksham's coach grieves his irreparable loss

New Delhi: "The feeling of raising the National Flag makes me proud, I will make sure more such occasion come in my life," these words were said by world champion Saksham Yadav to his coach Sunil Lochab during a training session. The death of the powerlifter had not only left shattered his family but also his coach who is still in shock after the death of his best student. Saksham who won gold for India in a world championship held in Moscow died with four powerlifters in a tragic accident on Sunday after their vehicle crashed on Delhi-Chandigarh highway.
Talking to Millennium Post, Sunil Lochab, Saksham's coach stated that it was two years ago when he came to him and asked him to teach powerlifting. "I told him that it will take two to three years he said that he will work hard and it was just six to seven months he achieved his goal and in 2017 he made everyone proud by winning the medal," said Lochab. Most of the time Saksham spent his time with the coach and after his death, the Lochab was in shock.
The coach stated that for Saksham, country always came first and to win more medal he extended his marriage for a year. "I want to focus on my career and the feeling of raising flag is amazing I want to live more of these moments he every time told me," said the coach with numb eyes.
The gold medalist was very disciplined and his dedication towards the sport was more than 100 percent. "He was an asset for the country more athletes will come but no one will be like Saksham," said Lochab.
One of the injured named Rohit is still in ICU and receiving treatment. "Police have not recorded the victim's statement, Once Rohit will be fit, further investigation will be carried out," said Rajneesh Gupta, DCP (Rohini). Five powerlifting players from Delhi were killed in the wee hours on Sunday after their car hit a road divider and crashed into a pole on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.

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