Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel has approved the appointment of two top foreign athletics coaches, one each in race walking and 400m race.
Australian Dave Smith has been appointed as the coach in race walking. Dave Smith was a former top race walker who competed in 1980 and 1984 Olympics. Mr. Smith will take over from Russian expert Alexander Artsybashev whose contract was till March, 2017.
The ministry also approved the appointment of American Galina P Bukharina as coach of national 400m and 400m relay teams. The appointments have been made keeping in mind the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The ministry has also approved the appointment of two masseurs- Dmitry Kislev and Elmira Kisleva both from Russia.
Takeaways from above News-
- Sports Ministry approved the appointment of two foreign athletics coaches, Dave Smith (for race walking) and Galina P Bukharina (for national 400m and 400m relay teams)
- Mr. Vijay Goel is the Minister of State (I/C) of Youth Affairs and Sports
- 2020 Summer Olympics will be organized in Tokyo, Japan
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Source- Hindustan Times