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Rio Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt does a Cristiano Ronaldo, trains inside hypoxic chamber

The Haryana wrestler will compete at the 65kg freestyle category at the Rio Games

Rio Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt does a Cristiano Ronaldo, trains inside hypoxic chamber

The Haryana wrestler will compete at the 65kg freestyle category at the Rio Games

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 09:24
Rio Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt does a Cristiano Ronaldo, trains inside hypoxic chamber
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday fulfilled one of his biggest dreams by winning the Euro 2016.

While the Real Madrid forward was injured in the first half, his contribution in helping Portugal to get to the final was huge.

One of the highlights of the tournament was Ronaldo's headed goal against Wales.

He hung in air for about 0.8 seconds, proving yet again why he is considered as a physical specimen in modern sport.

According to a report in the Times of India, one of the reasons why Ronaldo could display such athleticism was because of the hypoxic chamber he trained in at his home.

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.

Star Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt using this to train at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat. Interestingly, the 33-year-old is the only Rio-bound wrestler, who is using this chamber at the moment. The London Olympics bronze medallist trains inside for nearly an hour.

“Inside the chamber, the amount of oxygen in the air is reduced which forces our body's car dio-respiratory systems to work even harder to deliver sufficient oxygen to the working muscles.This enhances performance significantly. Such training helps increasing power, stamina and endurance. It also helps in quick recovery," he told TOI.

“The good thing is now India's dependence on foreign countries for such training will reduce. I feel we are gradually standing on our own feet in terms of modern sports coaching systems," he further added.

Yogeshwar has stated that India had an Olympic bronze and silver in wrestling and he wanted to bring home the gold this time.

The Haryana wrestler will compete at the 65kg freestyle category at the Rio Games and is one of India's brightest prospects for a medal.

First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 08:59

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