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When data hits the bull's eye

  • from Shaastra :: vol 02 issue 06 :: Nov - Dec 2023

Data analytics is helping sportspersons sharpen their skills and selectors scout for talent.

Pierre Beauchamp's days start in the 10-metre range at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, New Delhi, where India's national shooting team is training for the 2024 Olympics. The Canadian sports scientist, who currently serves as the High-Performance Director of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), talks to the coaches about the day's training plan and looks at the data — from video cameras recording the shooters and the heart rate monitors, and on physiological and psychological parameters. From the 10m range he goes to the 25m range and then to 50m, and repeats the process. "It's just like a doctor doing rounds in a hospital," says Beauchamp.


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