Indian athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev discovered useless at NIS Patiala hostel room

Indian athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev discovered useless at NIS Patiala hostel room

The reason for dying of Nikolai Snesarev is but to be decided. The Sports activities Authority of India physician on the NIS declared him useless and the physique has been referred to the federal government hospital for autopsy.

Indian athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room

File picture of Nikolai Snesarev. Picture courtesy: Twitter/@Media_SAI

Patiala: India’s center and lengthy distance coach Nikolai Snesarev of Belarus was on Friday discovered useless in his hostel room on the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities, the Athletics Federation of India mentioned.

The useless physique of the 72-year-old Snesarev, who returned to India after a niche of two years to be on the helm until the top of September, has been despatched to a authorities hospital for publish mortem.

“He had come to NIS for the Indian Grand Prix 3 (from his Bengaluru base) held at present. However when he didn’t flip up for the meet, the coaches checked for him within the night and his room was discovered locked from inside,” AFI President Adille Sumariwalla advised PTI.

“When the door was damaged, he was discovered mendacity on his mattress. The Sports activities Authority of India physician on the NIS declared him useless and the ED (crew) of the SAI has referred the physique to the federal government hospital for autopsy.

“We do not know the reason for dying. We’ll realize it later after autopsy.”

Snesarev was teaching 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable, who has certified for the Olympics, and different center and long-distance runners of their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Video games.

He had stop as Indian athletics’ lengthy and center distance coach in February 2019 after Sable opted to depart him and practice beneath Military coach Amrish Kumar.

His contract then was until the top of the Olympics, postponed by a yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

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