Odisha’s first-ever ‘High-Performance Sports Centre’ inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: To provide better training facilities to sportspersons to gear up for international competitions, the ‘Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Advanced Medical Rehabilitation Centre’ has been inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium, this evening.

The state government has partnered with Olympian and international shooter Abhinav Bindra’s ‘Abhinav Bindra Target Performance’ (ABTP) to establish this high-performance training centre (HPTC) in Odisha capital with the aim of providing world-class equipment to Odisha and its neighbouring states, an official of Department of Sports and Youth Services said.

The centre will also offer services such as performance enhancement, injury prevention, and management, bio-mechanics, physiology testing and training, recovery, along with strength and conditioning training. While the state government has provided world-class equipment, ABPT will look after extending technical assistance and skillfulness in fitness science and rehabilitation.

As man as 20 sportspersons can simultaneously train at the centre in a day and about 1500 individuals are slated to benefit from the state’s first-ever such establishment, annually, revealed sources.

“The inauguration of this high-performance centre will encourage athletes to use ‘Sports Science’ to enhance their performance. Coaching has always been good in Odisha, but now with best available technology, our athletes will have access to a state-of-the-art, world class sports medicine and rehab setup. The better they perform, the more laurels they attain for themselves, the state and the country,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the inauguration.

With advanced technology in sports science and rehabilitation, this centre has the infrastructure and expertise to aid sportspersons recuperate from injuries with the help of trained specialists and experts.

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“The ABTP centres have been set up with the aim of encouraging athletes to use sports science to add value to their training routine. With cutting-edge technology from all over the world in physiology, biomechanics, functional training and recovery we aspire to take the best care of the athletes with us,” stated Bindra who was also present at the inauguration.

Memoranda of Understanding were signed by the Chief Minister with various sportspersons and industrialists in the country to set up such HPSCs in in nine different types of sports in November 2018.

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