Bhubaneswar: With the state capital fast emerging as a sporting destination for all type of games, former Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has come calling to Bhubaneswar with his advanced sports training centre. The ‘Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance (ABTP) Centre’ is likely to be inaugurated on February 18.
Bhubaneswar will be the fourth city in the country after Mohali, Delhi and Bengaluru to have been state-of-art advanced sporting facility for the benefit of hundreds of athletes from Odisha and outside. The Bengaluru centre, which was opened in December 2017, is supported by the Sports Aurthority of India.
At the Bengaluru event, Bindra has said the “centre would be the go-to place for high-performance athlete”.
“The centre is equipped with some revolutionary equipment which combines assessment with training giving athletes and clients real-time feedback while they go through their training. The centre is ideal not just for athletes but also anybody who wishes to improve their human performance, efficiency and fitness,” Bindra has said in his blog post.
According to the ABTP website, the centre also ensures that people walk out free of bone and joint pains by using intricate, intense exercises executed in a precise manner so as to attain the most accurate results.
Badminton legend Pullela Gopichand had wished the new centre all the success and said the Odisha centre will be more advanced than the Mohali facility.
Badminton Legend Pullela Gopichand expressed his hope and confidence that athletes of Odisha will benefit from the world class sports science and rehabilitation services at @abhinavbindratp Bhubaneshwar pic.twitter.com/js8uJQRDz5
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) February 13, 2019
“I have expericed the APTP centre in Mohali. It is a fantastic centre and I know of athletes who have benefitted from this centre. I know these high performace centres are very important for sports and I am very happy to note that the Odisha centre is even more sophisticated and I am sure that it will benefit not only the Odisha athletes but also beniffting many more from all over the country.
Ace shooter Shriyanka Sadangi, who recently brought laurels to the country winning the gold medal in an international shooting competition in Germany is among the athletes from Odisha who have been trained at the Mohali facility.
Indian Shooter, #ShriyankaSadangi visited #ABTP #Mohali for strength training & skills enhancement. #EMS boosts her strength & balance & @tecnobody_it systems fine-tune her #shooting skills.
Proud for the improvement we manage to bring in the performance of #shooters in #India. pic.twitter.com/0E3KJbBDTV
— Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance (@abhinavbindratp) January 21, 2019