PV Sindhu, Abhinav Bindra bat for imbibing sports culture in the country


Olympic silver medallist and world champion shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday mentioned you will need to have good coaches, who can perceive the mindset of the gamers and deal with their particular must create extra champions.

“I would say we need to have really good coaches, who analyse each player because every player’s mindset is different, so he (the coach) needs to understand the player’s mindset…,” Sindhu mentioned in a digital session when requested what must be finished to create extra gamers like her.

“Because I might have a different type of game, I might have a different mental state, where (as) other players, for example Saina (Nehwal) or anyone, they might have different mental mindset, so you need to understand the player (properly) and accordingly change what he or she needs to be done.”

The 25-year-old Hyderabad-based shuttler additionally exuded confidence that “in a couple of years, there will be a lot more players who will represent the country and also get medals for the country.”

“As far as I know, we (as a badminton team) have been getting really good infrastructure and all equipment that we need, so I am sure in couple of years (or) when I look five years down the line there will be lot more people playing for the country and doing really well,” she mentioned.

India’s solely particular person Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on Saturday batted for “imbibing sports culture” in India, saying it can assist the country attain its aspiration of profitable a number of medals at the Olympics.

“… for us to really move ahead and maybe make a mark in the years ahead and somehow come to reaching our aspirations, winning multiple gold medals at the Olympics, … we have to try and really imbibe a culture of sports in this country,” Bindra mentioned at the digital ‘Wharton India-Economic Forum’.

According to Bindra, who received the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 10m air rifle occasion, it was essential to make sport a social motion in the country.

“I do know that we are all very excited about the prospect of winning and all of that, but I think we have to really make sport a social movement in this county, we have to make more people just play sport for the sheer joy of playing sport,” the 38-year-old mentioned.

“And when we do see that happening, performances in elite sports will automatically increase and it will become a by-product of that whole movement.”

The former world champion in 10m air rifle, who turned entrepreneur after the Rio Olympics in 2016, mentioned “a lot of work thus need to go in really making sports more accessible.”

“… when we have families going and involving themselves in sporting activity over a week-end, instead of going to movies or something like that, that’s when real change will be triggered and that’s when we will come closer to our aspirations,” he mentioned.

Ace-tennis participant Mahesh Bhupathi additionally attended the session which was moderated by IOA vice-president Sudhanshu Mittal.


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