Coach stepped down after Indian women’s hockey team lost a bronze medal match –

Sjord Marijne, the coach of the Indian women’s hockey team and leading to the semifinals of the Olympics, has said he will not continue to train for the team. The bronze medal match against Great Britain was his last assignment as an Indian coach.

The 47-year-old Dutchman revealed the news at a virtual press conference the other day. “I have no plans because this was my last match with Indian women. It’s now up to Janneka (Shopman),” she said.

Apparently, the Indian Sports Authority has extended their contracts to both Jordan Marijne and team analytics coach Janneka Shapman. But Marijne refused the offer because of personal problems. Increasingly, Janneka now has opportunities to take on the duties of head coach.

Marijne was named coach of the Indian women’s team for the first time in 2017 but was soon named the men’s coach later that year. Back in 2018, she returned to Women in Character Redesign.

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