Shiva Keshavan, the primary Indian consultant to compete within the luge event on the Winter Olympics, has been appointed chief coach as properly as the High Performance Director of the nationwide team by the Luge Federation of India. In a letter addressed to the Arjuna awardee, the federation knowledgeable Keshavan of its choice to nominate him for the dual position whereas acknowledging his achievements representing India prior to now 22 years.
“The federation considered your performance and achievements and noted with appreciation that you have represented India for 22 years and have participated in 6 Olympic Games,” federation president Deepa Mehta wrote.
“You have also won 10 medals for India at the international level and hold a number of World and Asian records,” he said. The 38-year-old has additionally been handed the accountability of expertise scouting, infrastructure planning.
“The federation has also decided to entrust you the most important assignment of talent scouting, infrastructure planning, training needs of the athletes etc., with a view to take ‘Luge’ sport to the highest level of development aiming at high performance by Indian athletes at international level competitions,” the letter learn.
The star luger represented India in six Winter Olympics from 1998 to 2018. He give up after the 2018 version of the Games.