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SAI appoints 14 Olympians and Paralympians as coaches

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In a move that promises to empower both elite sportspersons and young athletes, the Authority of (SAI) on Friday appointed 11 Olympians and three as Coaches and Coaches.

The appointments have been made with an effort to ensure that experienced and elite sportspersons can continue to contribute to the progress of sport in the country during their tenure as active sportspersons and even after they retire. This will also secure the sportspersons financially while allowing them to continue with their regular training and participation in competitions.

Neelam Kapur, of SAI, said, "This is our way of acknowledging the contribution made by these sportspersons to the country. We want sportspersons who have represented the country in the most competitive, elite events of the world, to be associated with throughout their professional careers and even after they retire. We want to harness their vast experience towards training young, prospective medal winners."

Mariyappen T, who won a gold in the in Para 2016, has been offered a Group A post as

Meanwhile, 11 Olympians and remaining two Para Olympians, who have been offered Group B post as Coaches, includes:

Ashwini Akkunji Chidananda(Athletics Rio 2016- 4X400m relay)

Jincy Philip Athletics (2000- 4X400m relay)

Surendra Singh (Athletics 2008 - 10000m)

Inderpal Singh (Water 2000 - Rowing)

Majhi Sawaiyan (Archery 2004 - Archery)

Jaisha.O.P (Athletics Rio 2016 - Marathon)

Savita Punia (Hockey Rio 2016 - Hockey)

Debashri Mazumdar (Athletics Rio 2016 - 400 and 4X400 m relay)

Y (Athletics Rio 2016 - 400 and 4X400 m relay)

Gopi T (Athletics Rio 2016- Marathon)

(Athletics 2012- Marathon Paralympian)

(Athletics Rio 2016- High Jump)

Ankur Dhama (Athletics Rio 2016- 1500mtr).

All the appointed coaches have been asked to join on January 5, while retired sportspersons will take on coaching jobs with immediate effect.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 17:35 IST
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