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Swede set to be India TT coach

Swedish Anders Johansson is set to take over as India's table tennis coach. The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has recommended Johansson's name to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to rope him as the coach till the end of the 2012 London Olympics.

other Updated: Jun 04, 2011 00:26 IST

Swedish Anders Johansson is set to take over as India's table tennis coach. The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has recommended Johansson's name to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to rope him as the coach till the end of the 2012 London Olympics.

SAI is likely to approve the appointment at a meeting with TTFI officials Monday.

Johansson is associated with a top club named Ochsenhausen in Germany, where India's top paddler Sharath Kamal plays for Grafelfing Munich.

"We are happy that we are getting a highly qualified man for the seniors so TTFI will bear the rest of the cost," said TTFI general-secretary Dhanraj Choudhary, adding, SAI is ready to sanction $5,000 (R2.25 lakh) as monthly remuneration for the coach.