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One of the key reasons for the success of any sportspersons is the role played his/her coach. Providing the sportsperson the confidence that he can ac ...

One of the key reasons for the success of any sportspersons is the role played his/her coach. Providing the sportsperson the confidence that he can achieve success and reach the top, ironing out flaws in his/her game are some of the important roles played by a coach.

India, over the years, has had many coaches who have had a massive influence on the performance of teams, across spectrums. Here’s a look at 5 of the most influential coaches that the country has had.

#5 Sunny Thomas

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Sunny Thomas played a vital role in India’s shooting success

In the last 3 editions, India has won a total of 4 Olympic medals in shooting. One of the key men in the country’s success has been Sunny Thomas, who served as the coach of the team for a period of 19 years between 1993 and 2012.

Thomas was a successful shooter during his playing days when he won 5 medals that included two gold medals at the Kerala state Championships that were held in Kottayam in Kerala and also became the national champion in the Rifle 3 Position open sight event in Chennai in 1976.

While quitting his post in 2012, Thomas had expressed his desire to continue to play a role in the sport in future.

 

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