Gujarat will be the first state in the country to start DNA test for the sportspersons to check their physical abilities and working towards it to improve their performance.
The Navrachana school is also starting a Counselling center specially for Tokyo Olympics to train the players. These all are the part of Tokyo Olympics and PM Narendra Modi called all sport persons to give better performance.
Gujarat sports minister Rajendra Trivedi declared the scheme here during the CBSE National Table Tennis Championship at Sama Sports Complex in Vadodara. He said they are identifying the sports persons in different games and they all will be went through DNA test to know their physical body structure.
“We are working towards to prepare the sportspersons for Tokyo Olympics and for that as a new initiative we are identifying best players in every game through various tournaments and competitions all across the state. There will be DNA test of all the players to know their physical structure through such scientific methods. The test will help us to know about the players mental, physical and eating habits and then we can work on them accordingly. The test will help us to determine their diet, fitness and mental strengths and we will prepare them according to their strengths,” said Rajendra Trivedi Sports Minister Gujarat.
In preparations to the Tokyo Olympics the sports minister hints to start a Olympic 2020 Counselling center in Navrachana School where Nutritionist, Physio, Sports Doctors and Psychologists will be available for the players. After the DNA test the players the center will work as grooming center for them and the school will provide this facility free of cost. After the full analysis of players report will be sent to Sports Authority of Gujarat.
“We want to give the players their confidence to win and to make them mentally strong to achieve the target. The Tokyo Olympics Sports Center will specially for counselling the players to analyse their mental, physical and nutrition parts and make them fit in every department before the games. The idea is make them such strong that they play to win. The sports minister also asked for five periods of sports per week in schools which we already implement and request other schools to follow,” said Tejal Amin President Tokyo 2020 Counseling Center.