NEW DELHI, August 26, 2022 (TBINN)
Indian athletes and coaches have come a long way in understanding the role of Sports Science at the highest level but there is still scope for improvement, feels Arun Basil Mathew, who was Indian contingent’s chief medical officer at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Mathew, who also travelled for the Tokyo Olympics last year, took care of medical needs of athletes during the Games in Birmingham, earlier this month. Nowadays, most of them have a sound knowledge regarding training regime, nutrition, injuries etc. Thanks to our coaches who are also well aware and educated in this. I must say this is a new thing in Indian sports and credit goes to the advent of great strategies and policies implemented by our Government, Mathew told the Press.
“There is still scope for a lot of improvement and upgradation. Athletes and support staff should be more educated in sports science, correct model for training, nutrition and injury prevention strategies and rest and rehabilitation regimes.
“Government should focus more on bringing talents from the grassroots level and imparting them with good knowledge of sports science,” he added.