India's Rowing Coach Likely to Be Sacked

by Sports | 25-08-2018 | 4001 views

The Indian rowing contingent fell well short of its seven-medal target at the Asian Games and the below-par performance may well lead to the sacking of technical director Nicolai Gioga. Girish Phadnis, secretary general at Rowing Federation of India, told that a meeting will be called soon to review the Asian Games performance. Serious questions have been raised about the extreme coaching methods of Romanian Gioga, who took charge in December. Girish Phadnis, secretary general at Rowing Federation of IndiaOn a day when India won a rowing gold, it is unfortunate we are talking about all this. It was a below par performance. There is no doubt about that. We missed at least three medals."Questions have been raised about the radical changes in the training methods (of Gioga). We will soon decide the best way forward. For me the most worrying thing is that after finishing the race, our rowers are falling ill. I have not seen that before," said Phadnis, who himself is a former rower.

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