Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Monday was the keynote speaker of the Nationwide Centre for Sports activities Science and Analysis (NCSSR) session on “Olympic Gold In Athletics – A Billion Dream Fulfilled And My Journey”, the place he not solely spoke about his Olympic journey but in addition how sports activities as an entire has grown in India, particularly in the case of sports activities science and biomechanics.
Neeraj, who at present coaching in Finland for the upcoming Athletics World Championships and Commonwealth Video games (CWG), attended the session on-line and mentioned having a group with technical data of sports activities science and biomechanics helps one develop as an athlete, and provides world stage efficiency.
“I imagine to have the ability to give a world-class efficiency, issues like sports activities science and biomechanics matter lots alongside along with your common coaching. Additional, having data of sports activities science additionally helps you perceive issues like diet, eating regimen, restoration, and biomechanics technically. It is just after understanding all of this and extra that we’re in a position to progress as an athlete and as a competitor. That is the case for me right here and at NSNIS Patiala, the place I slowly find out about all of this and am thus in a position to progress as a participant. So having data of Sports activities Science and Biomechanics helps lots.”
NCSSR in collaboration with the Authorities of Haryana, Sports activities Authority of India (SAI), and Sports activities Science and Analytics Centre, IIT Madras is internet hosting a two-day convention on “Modern Technological and Sports activities Sciences Practices for Excessive Efficiency in Youth Sports activities” on the ongoing SBI Khelo India Youth Video games (KIYG) in Panchkula.
That is for the primary time that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities (MYAS) has taken such an enormous initiative and arrange NCSSR for the promotion of Sports activities Science within the nation, particularly utilizing an occasion just like the Khelo India Youth Video games to launch and propagate the initiative.
With the NCSSR platform, the ministry goals to assist athletes not solely enhance their efficiency but in addition keep away from damage. To kickstart the initiative the sports activities ministry has already created 400 posts for sports activities science specialists, out of which 250 are already working with SAI. The NCSSR will act within the hub and spoke mannequin the place SAI centres throughout the nation will act as spoke and enter knowledge about athletes to the top workplace of NCSSR which can act as a hub for analysis and evaluation of the information to assist enhance athlete efficiency.
Simply earlier than Neeraj’s session at NCSSR, SAI additionally signed an MOU with IIT – Madras the place IIT-M will now present their expertise and biomechanics specialisation inputs for athletes’ improvement within the nation.
The day one session was additionally attended by eminent gamers and coaches like Anju Bobby George, Shakti Singh, Radhakrishnan Nair and outstanding professors like Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean, Alumni & Company Relations, IIT Madras and Dr Bibhu Nayak, Director, NCSSR, SAI.