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SAI recommends Lim, Engel for top jobs

sports Updated: Nov 13, 2013 13:07 IST

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The Sports Authority of India has recommended Lim Chae Woong and Peter Engel’s names for appointment as Archery and Table Tennis national team coaches, respectively.

Korean Lim has been working with the national squad since 2002, but he is employed with the Army Sports Institute Pune, while the head coach’s position in national table table team has been lying vacant since the 2012 London Olympics.

“We have sent the names of Lim Chae Woong and Peter Engel, recommending them for the positions of head coaches with Archery and TT teams respectively,” a top SAI official said.

German coach Engel, who was in charge of the Spanish women’s table tennis team till recently, started his career as a coach in Germany in 1990 before he headed the Netherlands national team between 1994 and 1999. He had also coached a number of clubs.

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