“We should always adapt to new tendencies and appoint a coach for every athlete if we need to get worldwide success.”
That was the realisation made by Bangladesh’s quickest man, Mohammad Ismail, after participating within the inaugural Worldwide Athletic Imam Reza Cup Match in Iran final week.
Ismail has thrice been topped the quickest man in Bangladesh and broke the 27-year-old nationwide 100m dash file in 2019 by clocking in 10.20 seconds (hand-timing). Within the recently-concluded Bangladesh Video games, he represented Bangladesh Navy and took 10.50 seconds (hand-timing) to clinch gold.
Nonetheless, the 29-year-old sprinter has had various experiences in worldwide competitions. In Iran, he completed eighth out of eight sprinters, clocking in at 10.91 seconds (electronic-timing), 0.21 seconds greater than the time he made when he completed fourth on the South Asian Video games in Nepal in 2019.
“It has been a unique expertise in Iran due to the continued pandemic. It was actually tough for me to compete in Iran so quickly after finishing the Bangladesh Video games. As a result of an athlete all the time has a peak on the subject of performing after labourious coaching. So, I had my peak throughout Bangladesh Video games and just about couldn’t carry out in Iran though I certified for the eight-man ultimate spherical amongst 36 sprinters,” mentioned Ismail, who’s in quarantine after getting back from Iran on April 13.
Requested whether or not he talked with athletes and coaches from different nations to study their coaching strategies amidst the pandemic, Ismail mentioned: “I had a short dialogue with an Iranian coach and he knowledgeable me that Iranian athletes have been working towards in a Covid-19-free setting at a sports activities complicated however their home competitions usually are not going down.”
Ismail additionally believes that point shouldn’t be wasted awaiting the tip of the pandemic and that the Bangladesh Athletic Federation ought to as an alternative begin coaching with a small variety of athletes who’re able to delivering worldwide medals.
“As a result of all the pieces has been happening amid the pandemic, coaching will be organized by the federation. There is no such thing as a strategy to have coaching with 100 athletes, however it’s a new development to carry an athlete beneath a coach. I noticed two Iranian sprinters within the Imam Cup beneath two totally different coaches. The sprinters from Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are coaching beneath particular person coaches. Bangladesh ought to undertake this development to get worldwide success,” opined Ismail.
Athletes from providers groups have been dominating competitions in Bangladesh, however Ismail nonetheless believes there’s expertise on the district stage.
“Athletes from providers groups are doing higher on the again of uninterrupted coaching, however some athletes from the district stage additionally did nicely to win bronze medals within the Bangladesh Video games regardless of a scarcity of coaching and high quality teaching. That exhibits they’re additionally proficient athletes and I believe they need to be given long-term coaching and groomed for future,” mentioned Ismail, who additionally wished long-term coaching for himself in addition to trendy machines to hone expertise.
“Athletes have to be given correct coaching in addition to good vitamin. We additionally want trendy tools like digital boards and step counters which is able to measure the athletes’ bodily means and stride and decide efficiency. Athletes additionally want a fully-equipped gymnasium to provide good outcomes,” Bangladesh’s quickest man concluded.