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National Athletic Coach Nikolai Snesarev resigned

Sep 18, 2015 11:03 IST

Renowned Russian middle and long distance coach Dr Nikolai Snesarev, whose contract runs till the end of 2016 Rio Olympics, resigned from his position of athletic coach for India in the third week of September 2015.

He stepped down from the position due to poor infrastructure and a lack of facilities.

Nikolai sent his resignation letter to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) citing Article 21 of the SAI constitution under which one has to give a month’s notice before terminating the contract midway.

Nikolai Snesarev is globally known for consistently creating world champions. He is also acknowledged for the rise of India’s two Olympic prospects Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase and OP Jaisa in long distance running.

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