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Devendro Singh, M Suranjoy return to Indian boxing group as coaches

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Commonwealth Games medal-winners M Suranjoy Singh and L Devendro Singh, whose stellar boxing careers have been lower brief by accidents, have been roped in as coaches for males by the nationwide federation forward of this month’s world championships.
The 29-year-old Devendro and the 35-year-old Suranjoy are amongst 14 coaches which have been short-listed for the nationwide camp in Patiala, beginning this week. The world championship, that includes over 600 boxers from greater than 100 international locations, begins on October 24 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The different distinguished names within the teaching employees are head coach Narender Rana, former junior coach M S Dhaka, the seasoned Dharmendra Yadav and former boxers Diwakar Parsad and Torak Kharpan amongst others. The improvement was confirmed to PTI by BFI Secretary General Hemanta Kalita.
Interestingly, each Suranjoy and Devendro have educated beneath Dhaka on the junior degree.
While Suranjoy is a gold-medallist from the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2009 Asian Championships, Devendro gained a silver within the CWG and made the pre-quarters of the Olympic Games in London, 2012.
Suranjoy had been named an assistant coach in 2017 as properly however he couldn’t settle for the place on account of some private points.
“The last time I was named, there were family problems, abhi sab theek hain, join kar lenge,” the Manipuri, who gained a sensational eight consecutive worldwide gold medals throughout a stupendous run from 2009 to 2010 earlier than a knee damage hampered his profession, advised PTI.
“The world championship is going to be a challenging assignment given that the weight categories have been rejigged but we are up for it, and hopefully we can get some good results,” he added.
Devendro, a world championships quarterfinalist and an Asian championships silver-medallist, was excited as properly.
“I finally get a chance to put to use what I have learnt for all these years, I hope I can make it count. It is an honour,” stated the soft-spoken Manipuri, whose eye sight issues and a debilitating knee damage ensured an early finish to his profession as a boxer.
Devendro accomplished his teaching Diploma from Patiala’s National Institute of Sports in 2020.
As was anticipated, the 5 boxers who represented India within the Tokyo Olympics — Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, Ashish Kumar and Satish Kumar — usually are not part of the world championship camp after they skipped the Nationals. Of these, Vikas and Ashish had accidents.
Both Suranjoy and Devendro are a part of the Services Sports Control Board, which dominated the National Championships final month, successful eight gold medals.
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had earlier determined to interchange males’s chief coach C A Kuttappa with Army Sports Institute’s Rana forward of the mega-event in Serbia, which can also be set to mark the top of High Performance 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 Services Sports Control Board.
He has educated the likes of world championship medal winners Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik at varied phases of their careers.
Rana has been based mostly on the Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune, the place credited with discovering stars equivalent to Suranjoy, Vikas, Shiva Thapa and Devendro amongst others.
Kuttappa stays part of the set-up although because the federation has named him the coach co-ordinator.
The improvement continues the churning in Indian boxing after the Tokyo Olympics efficiency, which was dubbed underwhelming by the nationwide federation.
Already, girls’s High Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco has left after not getting an extension in his contract. Women’s head coach Mohd Ali Qamar may be changed.
India had its greatest ever boxing group — 5 males and 4 girls — competing on the Games in July-August, of whom solely Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) might end on the rostrum with a bronze medal.
It was the nation’s first boxing medal on the Games in 9 years, however extra was anticipated given the highest kind the pugilists had proven main as much as the showpiece.