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newsboxing2 months ago

Santiago Nieva steps down as men's boxing team’s High Performance Director

The BFI made the announcement on Saturday that Santiago Nieva resigned as the High-Performance Director of the Indian men's boxing squad. In 2017, the Swede was named head coach of the Indian national team; the next task for Nieva will be as the new head coach of the Australian boxing squad.
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newsboxing9 months ago

BFI might overhaul coaching staff after world championships

The Indian boxing coaching staff could be completely overhauled after the world championships, later this year, with the federation dissatisfied with the Tokyo Olympics performance. In spite of fielding the strongest ever contingent at the Games, India managed to come back with just one medal.
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newsboxing10 months ago

BFI offers three-month contract extension to foreign coaches, to take call after World Championships

The BFI (Boxing Federation of India) has decided to offer a three-month contract extension to the foreign coaches, whose tenures were supposed end this month. As per reports, the future of the coaches would be assessed after the World Championships for men and women, later this year.
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newsboxing2 years ago

National camp kick-starts with 11 elite boxers in Patiala, more boxers to join soon

The national boxing camp resumed on Monday with a group of 11 elite boxers, including Olympic aspirants Amit Phangal and Pooja Rani under high-performance director Santiago Nieva at the NIS in Patiala. The coach insisted that the players need to adapt 'new ways’ of training post lockdown.
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newsboxing3 years ago

Need to practise more on power, endurance and reach, believes Amit Panghal

For Indian pugilist Amit Panghal to adjust to the change of weight category from 49kg to 52kg to be able to compete in the Olympics needs him to work on his power, endurance and reach. The 24-year-old will next take part in the Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan, China in February next year.
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newsboxing3 years ago

Santiago Nieva and Karanjeet Singh find place in ASBC commissions

India's High-Performance Director Santiago Nieva found a place in the coaches' commission while team doctor Karanjeet Singh was inducted into the medical commission of the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC). Narendra Kumar Nirwan was India’s representative in the refereeing and judging commission.
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newsboxing3 years ago

Five to six India boxers should qualify for Olympics, opines Santiago Nieva

India boxing team’s high-performance director Santiago Nieva has stated that he is seeing around five to six boxers qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics next year, if thought realistically. He also lamented the lack of infrastructure in India for boxing despite them being in an envious position.
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newsboxing4 years ago

CWG 2018 | Boxing coach Santiago Nieva defends new selection system

Indian boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva has backed the new selection criteria for the Commonwealth Games in which conventional trial methods were not used. He has also stated that a bit of nervous energy is also important for bringing the best out of the athletes.
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newsboxing4 years ago

Manoj Kumar : I want to make it big in amateur boxing by winning medals at Asia and Olympics

Manoj Kumar has played down the talks of him becoming a professional boxer as he asserted that his aim is to win the medals at Asiad and Olympics by continuing being an amateur boxer. He has also expressed his happiness on Santiago Nieva’s methods of making the Indian boxers rectify their flaws.
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