Special Olympics Bharat organizes a Turbojav Coaches training
The training was led by Mr Tom Petranoff, a three time Olympian and a two time world record holder in Javelin Throw
New Delhi: Going forward with upgrading the learning experience of the Coaches, SO Bharat held a Turbojav training session from 5 to 6:30PM IST on 9 June 2020. The session that introduced the equipment and the techniques reached out to approx. 200 Participants from India and beyond. The training was led by Mr Tom Petranoff, a three time Olympian and a two time world record holder in Javelin Throw. He is the founder of Throwing Zone Athletics (TZA) and the inventor of TurboJav
Mr Devender Jhajharia , Javelin World Record holder Paralympian, present at the occasion commented on the changing scenario in India, “The sports field has become significantly Inclusive. Twenty years back, a person with Disabilities was questioned on entering the sports field as that was clearly comprehended as a space beyond his/her capacity. The sports arena, today, welcomes and provides opportunities to all persons- with or without Disabilities”
It may be noted that the first ever Coaches training Camp in the Turbojav was held in Bangalore Karnataka in November 2018. The training was held with the support of Amentum Sports which sourced the equipment- the Turbojavs as well as arranged the resource team for the training.
Talking about the plan ahead, Mr Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director said: “This is a great opportunity to build up our Champions in a new sport. I am developing this to be one of our participating sports at the Special Olympic World Summer Games 2023. We would be planning many more webinars in collaboration with Amentum Sports”