New Delhi, March 27 -- The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by a year should've come as a relief to most of the professional athletes around the world. However, despite the end of the overwhelming uncertainty of whether the Games will be held in this calendar year or not, athletes around the globe- and in India-remain ridden with enough anxiety that some of them are now reaching out to mental trainers for professional help.

Like the rest of the country, athletes too are in lockdown mode-with camps and tune-up competitions having been cancelled a while ago. And because academies and training centres (second homes to these athletes) are also now out of their bounds, India's Olympics aspirants are finding it difficult to ...