SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY NEEDED TO LIFT MENTAL STATE OF ATHLETES AFTER PANDEMIC: WIJEDASA

Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|April 25, 2020

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY NEEDED TO LIFT MENTAL STATE OF ATHLETES AFTER PANDEMIC: WIJEDASA
Iconic athletics coach calls for a return to basics
SUSIL PREMALAL

Sports psychology will play a major role in improving the mental wellbeing of athletes who face an uncertain future because of the coronavirus pandemic, says iconic athletics coach K. L. F. Wijedasa.

“The coronavirus has brought all sports to a standstill not only in Sri Lanka but around the world. But some of the countries are not really affected by the lockdown. Some coaches have devised innovative methods such as online videos to continue their training schedules and maintain fitness of athletes while staying at home. However, our coaches are yet to come up with such programmes,” Wijedasa, a former national athletics coach, told the Daily Mirror yesterday.

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April 25, 2020