Odisha Sports Organises ‘Sports Science’ Lecture By Martin Toms Of University Of Birmingham
Bhubaneswar: Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) today organised a Sports Science lecture by Martin Toms who is a senior lecturer in Sports Coaching in the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Martin who is in India for a professional visit delivered the lecture on the topic “Sampling v Specialising debate” as it impacts upon young performers from a medical, psychological and sociological perspective with examples from the latest research.
The audience included coaches, physiotherapists, training staff of the sports department and of the High-Performance Centers (Naval Tata Hockey academy, Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance) and Indian U-19 football team.
“I was happy to deliver a lecture to such an enthusiastic crowd. Odisha stays true to its ‘Sports capital of India’ suffix. The sports facilities are world-class here and I am looking forward to come here often,’ said Martin.
Vishal K. Dev, Commissioner-cum-secretary, Odisha sports said: “It was a pleasure to host Martin Toms for the lecture in Odisha. With Odisha being involved in setting up a strong ecosystem in sports through multiple avenues, lectures from experts such as Martin Toms on topics that have a strong bearing on the right way to nurture elite athletes, along with research-based evidence to substantiate on the suggestions, is something which will greatly benefit the stakeholders involved in developing sports in the state.”