Physiologist and renowned sports science expert DR.Genadijus sokolovas has reached to Bangalore on Friday at David Padukone centre for the sports excellence. Senior National campers and developmental swimmers who are part of the TOP scheme of the sports ministry such as Srihari Nataraj , Kushagra Rawat and Mihir Ambre are expected to get boosted up by his visit.
During sokolovas’ s first ever visit to India and workshop, the coaches too are excited to participate in this programme and undergo his workshop.
“We don’t have anyone who is an expert in biomechanics specific to swimming in India. You have it for various other sports, though. The swimmers usually go abroad for such analysis. But this is the first time it’s taking place in India, and that too, by one of the best in the world in Dr Genadijus,” stated Nihar Ameen, Dronacharya awardee and programme director at the Dravid-Padukone Centre for Sports Execellence.
Monal Choksi, secretary general of the Swimming Federation of India said, “We are very excited to have Dr Genadijus Sokolovas in India. He will be spending six days at the Centre for Excellence in Bengaluru where the top Indian swimmers are currently undergoing a national coaching camp,”
“I am very thankful to SAI for approving SFI’s proposal to bring in a globally acclaimed sports scientist like Dr Genadijus Sokolovas to India. This visit will herald in qualitative changes in Indian swimming by bringing world class sport science support closer to our elite swimmers and potential talent for 2024 and 2028 (Olympics).” Conveyed Swimming Federation of India general secretary Monal Chokshi.
The SAI said, “”His research methodology has found consultations with leading swimmers including 28-time Olympic medallist Michael Phelps,”
The Target Olympic podium scheme will undergo the overall cost of his visit which is worth RS.8.78 lakh, including airfare, professional charges, boarding and lodging etc.
By Manoshi Dhar.