Athletes attribute success to Indian descent guru

July 28, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 02:04 am IST - Toronto:

Athletes attribute success to Indian—descent guru

Most of the athletes who participated in the Pan Am Games in Toronto that concluded on July 26 have thanked a spiritual leader of Indian—descent for counselling which helped them bring laurels to their respective countries, media reported on Monday. Zenji Nio spent a few weeks at the athletes’ village, providing counselling and guidance to the sportspersons.

Most of the athletes now insist that without Nio’s help, they would not have won a medal, National Post newspaper reported.

Mexican gymnast Dafne Navarro said she was grappling with insecurities about her jump on the trampoline until she worked with Nio.

Navarro later won a silver medal.

The Argentinian women’s handball team had never qualified for the Olympic games until they worked with Nio in Toronto. They, too, won a silver medal, along with that long—sought—after Olympic berth.IANS

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