‘Feels like a different generation in India now. Many taller and fitter athletes’

At the recently concluded 400m nationals in New Delhi, a young runner turned to head coach Galina Bukharina for some “general advice”. Galina looked surprised. “How can I give you advice without knowing anything about you?” Galina replied with a normal smile. The 76-year-old Russian-born coach, known for her no-nonsense approach, wanted to see the …

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