New Delhi, June 28 : Boosting its efforts to address athletes' fitness concerns, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday introduced the hypoxic chamber at the Injury and Rehabilitation Centre of Northern Regiol Centre, Sonepat. This is the first of a kind in the northern region and fourth overall in India after the Army Sports Institute in Pune and in the sport departments of Kerala and Maharashtra.
Hypoxic chamber creates an environment of high altitude which helps elite athletes in fitness and fast recovery and rehabilitation. It reduces the amount of oxygen in the air which forces cardio-respiratory systems to work even harder to deliver sufficient oxygen to the working muscles which enhances performance of the athlete significantly.
Iugurating the chamber, SAI director general Injeti Srinivas dedicated it to all athletes of the centre. IANS