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Ali Qamar, Poonam become 2-star AIBA coaches

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The country's first gold-medallist in and were among the 13 Indians, who passed the International Association's two-star certificate course for coaches.

Qamar, who won his CWG gold in 2002 and is currently an with the senior women's camp, and Beniwal, associated with the senior men's camp right now, gave the examination during a clinic conducted in September last year.

Beniwal is the wife of 2010 gold-medallist Akhil Kumar, who is currently serving as the national observer for

Also clearing the test was long-time men's C A Kuttappa, who has been credited by the likes of Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh and world bronze-medalist for shaping them.

Mohinder Singh Dhaka, men's and former bronze-medallist Jitender Kumar have also attained two-star status.

The certification is an elevation for coaches, who are affiliated with an It makes them eligible for acting as seconds in higher-rated AIBA events.

"We hope these coaches will further contribute towards the development of our sport in your country," the AIBA said in a letter addressed to Boxing Federation of

The complete list of Indians who completed the course:

Mohammad Ali Qamar, Poonam Beniwal, C A Kuttappa, Amanpreet Kaur, Girish Pawar, Mohinder Singh Dhaka, Jagdip Hooda, Thakur, Anil, Abhishek Malviya, Jitender Kumar, Jagdish Singh, Santosh Birmole.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 09:35 IST