New Delhi, July 11
India’s solely particular person Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Saturday pressured on the significance of high-performance programmes for producing champions in a “structured and accountable format”.
“Champions have to be built through systems and processes,” mentioned Bindra through the on-line launch of high-performance management programme organised by ELMS Sports Foundation and Abhinav Bindra Foundation.
“It requires a detailed and relentless pursuit of greatness. At the end of the day, when every athlete has been trained to the hilt, it is the small things that separate the good from the excellent.”
Talking in regards to the high-performance management programme, Bindra mentioned it was an “initiative linked at creating advocates and designers of high-performance sport within the nation, laying the groundwork for a sturdy Indian sport ecosystem that constantly generates champions by design and never by likelihood”.
“High-performance sport is simply attention to detail in recruiting, training, and creating champions in a structured and accountable format,” mentioned the ace shooter.
Over 50 members from throughout the nation have been nominated for this course, which will probably be attended by leaders from the SAI, state governments, nationwide sport federations and personal sector enterprises.
“High performance has been a possibility not just because of great athletes and coaches but also due to sports leaders. These leaders not only created an athlete-centric approach but also executed plans with perfection,” mentioned Bindra.
“…we need to innovate to meet the evolution of Indian sport and take it to a higher level of performance and success. This is only possible if work is done to empower institutions and people involved in influencing the way sport is developing in India.”
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, DG, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Sandip Pradhan, ELMS Foundation’s promoter Vita Dani, and celebrated Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand have been additionally a part of the launch programme.
Rijiju mentioned: “We just want medals and results but there is no collective national effort which can yield results… How will we move forward until and unless we have a course structured for athletes as well as administrators?”
Talking in regards to the significance of the programme, co-promoter of ELMS Foundation Vita Dani mentioned: “This programme goals to create high-performance sports activities directors, who can lead and create one of many world’s finest sports activities ecosystem in India.”
“It is our hope that leaders passing out of this programme will become catalysts in India’s journey to becoming a global sporting power.” PTI