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Ankle sprain most common among gymnasts
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, December 30
New apparatus being provided to gymnasts will help reduce injuries of various kinds, said Dr Shardendu Sharma, a leading orthopaedician and a former national-level gymnast. In a brief interaction with this correspondent during the 44th Senior National Gymnastics Championship, being organised at Shivalik Public School, Mohali, Dr Shardendu said those who do not have access to the latest equipment, could be more prone to injuries.

Dr Sharma said the ankle sprain is, however, most common in gymnastics. Normally in the artistic gymnastics, it is the floor and vaulting horse, where twisting of ankle was normally noticed. He said the fault lies in the execution of the somersault during any event.

Dr Sharma described how in the Roman rings, it were the shoulder injuries which were common since maximum stress was on the shoulders. He said in order to overcome any future problem, the weight training for arm, neck, shoulder was desired. He said the gymnast trying to excel in this event should also resort to rope climbing. In the vaulting horse, it were the back injuries which could be the possibility for any gymnast. In other events like parallel bar, it is the lack of proper warm-up exercises which could lead to injury.

On the need for basic warm up exercises for any gymnast, Dr Shardendu said running and power exercises were essential for any gymnast to be ready for the final event.



SP’s office shifted
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 30
The office of the Superintendent of Police, SAS Nagar, was shifted from Phase IV to Phase XI here today. The office will be fully functional from tomorrow. The SP, Mr Vijay Pratap Singh will attend to the public from his new office.

However, the new office at house number 2428, Phase XI, is being considered out of the way by residents. ‘‘The office located in Phase IV was centrally located while Phase XI is at one end of the township’’, pointed out a resident.

This house in Phase XI is owned by a former ADGP, Punjab, Mr B.P. Tewari, and has been given on rent to be used as the SP’s office. Mr Tewari, who also lives there, informed that the shifting process was almost complete.

Sources said office in Phase IV had been vacated to make space for the proposed office of the Vigilance Bureau. The office, to be headed by the OSD to the Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau, will be initially run from this office in Phase IV.

The sources said the SSP, Ropar, Mr S.P. Singh who is also the SP, Vigilance, will also be using the Vigilance office as his camp office in Mohali.


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