Dronacharya awards: One player, several coaches


Multiple coaches making use of for the Dronacharya awards claiming to have skilled the similar participant has change into the norm. Chief nationwide ladies’s boxing trainer Md Ali Qamar and assistant trainer Chhote Lal Yadav have indexed Olympic bronze-medallist boxer MC Mary Kom’s efficiency as their success for the celebrated award.

Mahavir Singh has already were given the Dronacharya for the six-time international champion boxer’s efficiency on the 2012 London Olympics.

Ali Qamar has additionally indexed the names of 2018 international championship bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur Baath, remaining yr’s worlds bronze medallists Lovlina Borgohain and Jamuna Boro and silver medallist Manju Rani’s amongst his achievements. The identical set of avid gamers may be there in Yadav’s record of achievements.

Another assistant nationwide trainer, Sandhaya Gurung, has discussed the achievements of Borgohain, Boro and Baath in her software for the rustic’s most sensible training honour.

Similar overlaps are there in several carrying disciplines, the place the achievements of the similar set of avid gamers are claimed via other coaches.

“It becomes very difficult for a player to say ‘no’ to a coach with whom he or she has trained even for few months in the national camp. At times we have to give an undertaking to a number of coaches, and that’s why you see the performance of the same set of players being claimed by different coaches,” says an Asian Games boxing medallist on situation of anonymity.

Two-time Olympian and winner of a couple of Asian and Commonwealth Games medals, boxer Vikas Krishan’s identify is there within the software of trainer Jagdip Hooda, whilst Dharmender Singh Yadav too is taking credit score for his efficiency. Dharmender Yadav has additionally named boxing sensation Amit Panghal’s identify in his software. In reality, Panghal’s trainer in his youth, Anil Dhankhar, has additionally carried out for the Drona for the yr 2019-20.

Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist boxer Manoj Kumar’s efficiency has been claimed via his brother-cum-coach Rajesh Kumar, whilst his identify may be there in Dharmender Yadav’s software.

“Manoj started the sport under me and I am his coach since his formative days till now. I have applied for the Dronacharya for his achievements. I have no idea who else is claiming the award for his achievements,” says Kumar.

Wrestling trainer Kuldeep Malik has claimed the award for ‘spotting’ the Phogat sisters – Babita and Vinesh, whilst OP Dahiya has indexed Vinesh’s efficiency since 2017 in his software to the awards committee.

Two Indian Railway coaches, Sujeet Maan and Narender Kumar, are taking credit score for 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia’s efficiency, whilst Virender Kumar – trainer on the Chhatrasal Stadium – is taking credit score for two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s Commonwealth Games gold-medal efficiency.

Satpal Singh, Rampal Mann, Yashvir Singh and Raj Singh have already been conferred the Dronacharya at other occasions for Sushil’s bronze in Beijing and silver in London.

Badminton trainer Pullela Gopichand has been credited with shaping the careers of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, however MJ Mohanachandran Nair has indexed Sindhu’s silver-medal efficiency in 2016 Rio in his software for the award. PU Bhaskar Babu too is claiming the award for Nehwal’s efficiency between 2006 and 2011.



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