A heartening message from Singapore

Hi coach!

This is Nigel Eng from Singapore! I was searching the web for the latest European champs info when i stumbled upon your blog! Very passionate and insightful details on the topics you discuss. I don’t know if you remember me, but I was quite active when you were coaching the Men’s team back in 2000 . Tom Hoad still comes down to help out occasionally and i’ve been asking about you through the years. I heard you had a health scare, and hope all is well now.

I did pursue aviation and am now a pilot on the A380. I have been blessed with 3 boys ( 4 yrs and twins are 2.5 yrs old ). The values of perserverance and hard work has never left the group of us who were under your tutelage.

I hope to stay in touch and meet up when i head your way or vice-versa.


Nigel Eng
P.s i used to fly to moscow and stayed next to the olimpiskaya stadium. I wandered in one day and saw a poster of the USSR 1980 Olympic Team, with a subset pic of my former coach guarding an attacker!

About Erkin Эркин Shagaev Шагаев
European, world, Olympic champion, two times World Cup winner Чемпион Европы, мира, Олимпийских игр, двукратный обладатель Кубка мира

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