Special Development Centre for Weightlifting

With focus on physical conditioning, injury prevention and management, nutrition, techniques, tactics and sports psychology,a Special Development Centre for Weightlifting was established in 1997 at Sathuvachari, Vellore District. 30 men and 12 women can receive training in this centre. A sum of Rs.7.89 lakh has been sanctioned for running the centre effectively. Many International weightlifters have been produced by this centre. One among them is Thiru S. Sathish Kumar who represented the country in the Rio Olympics 2016 and has secured gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glascow, Scotland and 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 held in Gold Coast, Australia. A new building for Center of Excellence for Weightlifting was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 13.03.2018.

 Special Development Centres have also been established at Thanjavur and Nagappattinam for Hockey and Basketball respectively with an intake of 30 each. A sum of Rs.1.00 lakh each is allotted annually for these centres.

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