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BK Nayak appointed FIH Health and Safety Committee Chair

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bibhu Kalyan Nayak became the first Indian to be appointed of Federation (FIH) by the world governing body.

A native of Bhubaneswar, Nayak has extensively trained in Traumatology and and Exercise Physiology from National Institute of Medicine at Havana, & at Madrid,

He will serve a two-year term lasting till the first board meeting after 2020, a said.

Nayak also served as a for the 2018 Men's He was commissioned in the of the in 1995 and has worked in the Army Sports Institute, Pune for six years.

His first international stint as the team doctor was in 2007 when he took up the role with Indian youth team for a span of two years. Nayak then began working with the Indian team in 2009, accompanying it to several events including Sultan Azlan Shah,

"I am extremely honoured that FIH has considered me for this prestigious role. As an Indian, it is a proud feeling for me. I understand it is a huge responsibility and I will be working with experts in the medical field from other countries too," Nayak said.

"I am confident of doing justice to the role, backed with my experience of working with elite athletes over the last two decades as well as closely working with elite players during the Men's

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 18:10 IST