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Photos: Trainers day out!

Last updated on: August 11, 2012 13:13 IST

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Coaches act as mentors, parent figures to the athletes. Under their guidance an athletes' career is enabled.

Coaches have significant power in an athlete's life. And when an athlete is competing at the highest levels the coaches also comes up with their best.

Afghanistan's Rohullah Nikpah celebrates after defeating Britain's Martin Stampler in their bronze medal match in men's 68-kg taekwondo competition at the London Olympics.


Photographs: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

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Croatia's Lucija Zaninovic, left, is carried off the mat after defeating Mexico's Jannet Algeria Pena in their bronze medal match in women's 49-kg taekwondo competition.


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Iceland's coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson watches his team during the men's handball quarterfinal match against Hungary.


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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva, left, reacts after winning bronze with a Russian team member following the women's pole vault final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium.


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Head Coach of the Spanish water polo team Rafael Aguilar Morillo, third left, celebrates after his team scored a goal against Australia during their men's water polo preliminary round match.


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Members of the Hungary women's water polo team gather around the hand of coach Andras Meresz after a semifinal water polo match against Spain.

Spain won 10-9 to advance to the gold medal match against the United States.


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United States coach Adam Krikorian is draped in 13 of his team's gold medals after the US beat Spain 8-5 in the women's water polo gold match.


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United States coach Adam Krikorian, left, is pulled into the pool moments after the team beat Spain during the gold medal women's water polo match.


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United States' Diana Lopez walks with her coach Jean Lopez, left, after losing to Finland's Suvi Mikkonen in women's 57-kg taekwondo competition.


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Saori Yoshida of Japan celebrates by carrying her coach after she beat Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada for the gold medal during their 55-kg women's freestyle wrestling competition.


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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Britain coach Szilveszter Fekete, bottom right, talks to his team before the seventh place water polo match against Italy.


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Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei celebrates with his coach after defeating Russia's Rustam Totrov in their gold medal match in 96-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition.


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US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas takes instructions from coach Liang Chow before her performance on the beam during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals.


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Chinese gymnast Sui Lu is consoled by her coach during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus finals for the balance beam.


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Britain coach Cristian Iordache, center, is thrown into the pool by his players at the end of a preliminary men's water polo match against Montenegro.

Montenegro won 13-4. Britain, which did not win a game during the pool play, was eliminated.


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South Korean coach Yoo Nam-kyu cheers during the men's team quarterfinals table tennis match against Portugal.


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