SAI appoints 11 Olympians and 3 Paralympians as coaches & asst coaches

NEW DELHI: Indian quartermilers Muhammed Anas and Ashwini Akkunji were some of the 11 Olympians and 3 Para Olympians appointed as coaches and assistant coaches by way of the Sports Authority of India Friday.

The 24-year-old Anas, who gained three silver medals on the Jakarta Asian Games, and Ashwini, who claimed gold on the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2010 Asian Games, along side nine others will sign up for on January 5 subsequent 12 months.

Mariyappan Thangavelu, who gained a gold in high leap at Para Olympics 2016, has been introduced a Group A post as trainer.

"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 sports throughout their professional careers and even after they retire," stated Neelam Kapur, DG SAI.

"We want to harness their vast experience towards training young, prospective medal winners."


These appointments were made with an effort to ensure that experienced and elite sportspersons continue to give a contribution to the progress of sport in the nation all over their tenure as lively sportspersons or even once they retire.


The appointments as common workforce of SAI will protected the sportspersons financially, whilst permitting them to continue with their common coaching and participation in competitions.


Retired sportspersons who've been appointed will take on coaching jobs with quick impact.


The checklist of appointees also come with OP Jaisha, who represented the country in Marathon at 2016 Rio Olympics, ladies's hockey player Savita Punia, Paralympians Sharad Kumar (High Jump) and Ankur Dhama (1500m).
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