Odisha gets its first high-performance sports centre

Bhubaneswar: Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Advanced Medical Rehabilitation Centre, the first high-performance centre in Odisha, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.

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.

This establishment will create easy access to all sportspersons of Odisha and its neighboring states to world-class equipment, said a statement.

The centre’s services would include performance enhancement, injury prevention and management, bio-mechanics, physiology testing and training, recovery as well as strength and conditioning training.

“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 the Chief Minister.

Abhinav Bindra said, “The centre has been made 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.”