Two-time Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Sathish Sivalingam on Sunday exhorted younger athletes to avoid the scourge of doping of their pursuit of excellence.
Addressing opponents within the Khelo India Youth Video games at an anti-doping workshop, the 29-year-old shared insights from his journey as a champion weightlifter.
“I’m glad and grateful to my mom for educating me to watch out in not having even a cup of espresso exterior since I’d be accountable for every thing that went into my physique,” Satish mentioned, explaining how easy errors may result in disastrous ends in case of contamination within the meals or beverage.
Sathish additionally shared his expertise in securing a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) certificates for a drugs that was essential to deal with an damage.
“If an athlete is ready to have the best documentation, together with outcomes of medical assessments and prescriptions, getting a TUE will not be a tough course of,” he mentioned.
Nationwide Centre for Sports activities Science Analysis Brig (Dr) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak additionally supplied the athletes within the viewers some sensible insights, together with on how they needed to be aware of anti-doping rule violations when in search of therapy for his or her sickness or damage.
“Because the guidelines are strict, it’s best to watch out when getting therapy,” he mentioned.
The interactive workshop is a part of the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company’s effort to extend consciousness on the topic and to encourage athletes to avoid doping.