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Leander Paes plans to launch fitness app | Tennis News – Times of India

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KOLKATA: Olympian Leander Paes is working on preparing an app on fitness which could be launched soon. “We are incorporating the experience of my father (Dr Vaes Paes) and me in it,” he said during a programme in the city on Sunday. “If you add up the experience of my father’s 60 years and mine 40 years in sports then it will hit a century,” he added.
Leander, who won an individual bronze medal in tennis in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, is regarded as one of the fittest sportspersons that the country has ever produced playing professional tennis for 30 long years.
His father, known as a renowned sports medicine consultant, had won the bronze medal in hockey in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In spite of better infrastructure and support available to tennis players now, the country has few faces after Leander, Mahesh Bhupathi or Sania Mirza. “I think at the end of the day, what counts is your passion and dedication. A champion is not produced overnight and we have to continue working on achieving that,” he stated.
However, the former India Davis Cup player did not feel any need to come to sports administration now. “I am doing my part by being associated with many welfare projects,” he said.
Both the Olympians praised the launch of a unique wellness guidance programme for senior sportspersons and journalists of the state.
East Bengal club president Dr. Pronab Dasgupta, who founded the Ben Nevis Diagnostic Center, due to his close proximity with the Kolkata maidan, felt the need to provide discounts on wide range of investigations to senior sportspersons.

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