Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2015-12-09 19:51 Manipal: The Sports Science workshop, “Sportsman 2015”, organized by the Sports Council of Manipal University, Manipal in association with the Sports Authority of India at Manipal University concluded here on Wednesday. Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor Manipal University presided over the valedictory function held later in the evening. Addressing the participants of the workshop, he said, “As coaches, trainers and talent spotters you need to be as objective and scientific as you can be and help the next generation of sportspersons to bring the medals which India richly deserves.” He hoped that the three days have helped each one to understand a little more than what they already knew. As for the sessions on the three days, it covered topics such as, “Sports injuries”, “Core strengthening for improved performance”, and “Effects of physical activities on human body”, wherein a lot of practical information was imparted to the 52 participants, who included coaches, trainers, directors of physical education from different colleges, research scholars and physiotherapy students. Three experts from the National Institute of Sports Patiala, expounded theory on Sports Biochemistry, “Sports Psychology” and “Sports Kinanthropometry”. Dr Sunil Purohit, Dr Deepak Mishra and Jaswind Singh respectively took those sessions. “Handling Gender” was conducted by Dr Nandini Lakshmikantha, Director School of Communication. The concluding day was devoted to hands-on training in the University’s Simulation Centre where the participants were able to learn basic life support mechanisms. Dr Shobha KL, in charge of the Centre explained how an emergency situation on the field could be handled with basic knowledge. The participants then got a hands-on experience on the mannequins.