Swimming coach in jeopardy | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 14, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:41 PM, May 14, 2016

Swimming coach in jeopardy

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has expressed its concern over noncooperation of coaching staff towards swimming coach Park Tae Gun, who helped Bangladesh win two gold medals in the South Asian Games held in India in February.

Park was appointed for one year with financial assistance from BOA in a bid to grooming up young swimmers as well as polishing the current ones, but it has been learnt that the Korean coach is not getting proper assistance by a few federation officials and especially by the coaches' panel. Park's room at the Mirpur Krira Palli has also been robbed twice where he lost some valuables.     

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“Though we have not received any official complaint of noncooperation with Park, we are planning to send a warning letter to the federation after an investigation because we have come to learn that some officials inside the federation have been obstructing his training programme. It is a woeful incident. We will not tolerate this," BOA's training and development committee chairman Ashiqur Rahman Miku told reporters.

Bangladesh Swimming Federation's joint secretary MB Saif Mollah said that they would look into the matter and see whether any officials were doing this due to any personal reason.

Meanwhile, under the guidence of Park, the BSF and Bangladesh Navy will jointly launch a talent hunt programme across the country from May 19.   

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