The Boxing Federation of India has determined to switch males’s chief coach C A Kuttappa with Military Sports activities Institute’s Narender Rana forward of this month’s world championship, which can be set to mark the tip of Excessive-Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva’s tenure.
A former Asian Championship bronze-medallist and a four-time nationwide champion, the 49-year-old Rana has been a seasoned coach with the Companies Sports activities Management Board.
He has skilled the likes of world championship medal winners Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik at numerous levels of their careers.
He has been based mostly on the Military Sports activities Institute (ASI) in Pune, the place credited with discovering stars akin to M Suranjoy Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and L Devendro Singh, amongst others.
The event was confirmed to PTI by Kuttappa.
“Sure, Mr Rana will take over from me. I stay part of the teaching employees though not as chief coach,” he stated.
The event continues the churning in Indian boxing after the Tokyo Olympics efficiency, which was dubbed underwhelming by the nationwide federation. Already, girls’s Excessive-Efficiency Director Raffaele Bergamasco has left after not getting an extension in his contract.
The ladies’s head coach Mohd Ali Qamar may be changed.
India had its largest ever boxing crew — 5 males and 4 girls — competing on the Video games in July-August, of whom solely Lovlina Borgohain may end on the rostrum with a bronze medal.
It was the nation’s first boxing medal on the Video games in 9 years, however extra was anticipated given the highest type the pugilists had proven main as much as the showpiece.
Kuttappa took over as head coach for males in 2018. He’s a Dronacharya awardee and has been part of the assist employees throughout some main milestones in Indian boxing together with the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze by Vijender Singh.
Nieva was appointed in 2017 and has been granted an extension until the world championships to make sure continuity.
“In all probability, he is not going to proceed after that,” stated a federation supply.
The mega-event begins on October 24 in Belgrade, Serbia and the Indian squad includes, amongst others, Asian medallists Deepak Kumar (51kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) and Sanjeet (92kg).
The event is simply days away however there may be nonetheless no readability on when the nationwide camp would begin forward of the boxers’ departure on October 20.
This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.