Chandigarh, Jul 26 : Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Friday said the sports scenario in the state is set to change with new initiatives being taken by Abhinav Bindra owned ''Targeting Performance,'' India’s leading High-Performance Centre.
''The sports landscape in Punjab is set to witness a transition with new initiatives being undertaken in Sports Science and Technology, facilitated by Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance, India’s leading High-Performance Centre. The brand, an initiative by Beijing Olympic Games Gold Medallist Abhinav Bindra, makes use of the technology that was used by him during his training,'' the Minister said.
While interacting with Padma Bhushan and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee Abhinav Bindra at his office here, Sodhi said the Punjab government would also utilise the abundant talent and expertise of Bindra to guide the budding athletes in the new Sports University coming up in Patiala district.
The Minister also recalled Bindra's journey from his Doon School days to his emergence as an Olympic champion.
Elaborating about the arrangement with 'Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance', the Minister said proposals have been made to establish a new high-performance centre that can assess and train the physical parameters of an athlete using data, and real-time visual feedback.
The technology would enable athletes to access sport-specific training routines customised for them by a team of sports medicine consultants physiotherapists, sports scientists, and data analysts. He also said that the state government would be looking to support the plan with the help of a corporate sponsor. Such initiatives, will certainly steer Punjab towards glory in the sporting arena. (UNI)