Odisha gets its first high performance centre

Even though Abhinav Bindra has multiple centres across the country, this is the most advanced, with world class facilities.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Olympian shooter Abhinav Bindra inaugurate the Abhinav Bindra Target Performance (ABTP) complex at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday.   -  PTI

Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, the first high performance centre in Odisha, was on Monday inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Kalinga Stadium.

This will create easy access to all sportspersons of Odisha and its neighbouring states to world class facilities, said a statement.

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

Even though Abhinav Bindra has multiple centres across the country, this is the most advanced, with world class facilities, the statement said.

The Chief Minister said it 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,” he added.

Olympian shooter 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.”