Tap the talent in the country, says hockey legend V. Baskaran

  • | Saturday | 11th February, 2017

Sports science experts should work in tandem with coaches and athletes on the field to create synergy and tap the talent abundant in the country, hockey legend V. Baskaran said here on Friday. Rather than brooding over shortcomings, people should work towards evolving solutions to pave the way for transformation of the sports scenario in the country, he said. The meet featured plenary sessions and scientific paper presentations on various topics, audio-visual and physical demonstrations and screening of short films and documentaries. Along with its economic progress, India will attain top position in the field of sports too over the next 10 years, Mr. Baskaran, a Padma Shri award winner, predicted. Inaugurating the international congress on “Renaissance in Sports – Strategies, Challenges and Choices,” sponsored by the University Grants Commission, at the National College here, Mr. Baskaran, captain of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold medal winning Indian hockey team, observed that such events would help identify ways to produce Olympic champions.

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