Controversial gymnastics coach named in India CWG squad | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Rohit Jaiswal, accused of ‘misdemeanour’ by gymnast Aruna Budda Reddy, has been included as one of many males’s staff’s coaches within the Indian gymnastics contingent for the Commonwealth Video games (CWG) in Birmingham. His identify figures within the CWG ‘record of athletes and officers’ finalised by the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA).
Jaiswal was not too long ago repatriated to his father or mother cadre — Border Safety Power (BSF) — by the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) after a three-member SAI‘s inquiry committee, which was tasked with probing the alleged incident the place the gymnast was video-graphed throughout a health take a look at, had concluded its investigation into the matter and submitted the report back to the headquarters.
A seven-member Indian gymnastics contingent has been chosen for the CWG, with Jaiswal and Ashok Kumar Mishra as the 2 male coaches. Krupali Patel Singh might be mentoring the four-member girls’s staff.
Surprisingly, Singh has been named within the ‘ETO’ (further staff official) class, which suggests she will not be staying with the feminine gymnasts contained in the Athletes Village however could have entry to the ‘Area of Play’ (FoP) throughout their competitors days.
Quartermiler Arokia Rajiv included
Quartermiler Arokia Rajiv’s identify has discovered point out within the 36-member record of athletics contingent, after the 4x400m relay specialist was dropped from the CWG squad to accommodate excessive jumper Tejaswin Shankar. In an announcement to the Delhi Excessive Court docket earlier this month, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had knowledgeable about Arokia’s disqualification as a consequence of a false begin within the 400m heats on the inter-state meet in Chennai which resulted within the inclusion of Shankar. Nonetheless, Shankar’s late entry wasn’t accepted by the Birmingham organisers.
Manika’s coach in squad
Lady desk tennis participant, Manika Batra, could have the providers of her private international coach, Chris Adrian Pfeiffer, throughout the Video games after the Romanian’s identify was included within the ETO class. He might be in Manika’s teaching nook (FoP) throughout competitors days. There are different private coaches accompanying athletes, together with Bajrang Punia‘s coach Sujeet Mann or Dutee Chand’s mentor Nagapuri Ramesh. However they’ve all been a part of nationwide camps as regulars.

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