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Quality track is precondition for grooming up quality athletes

Md Anwar Ullah, Dhaka
Quality track is precondition for grooming up quality athletes

Dream of winning international medals by practicing on a fissured track and field at the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) sounds like building castles in the air for the Bangladeshi athletes. 

The 3-day 44th National Athletics Championship ended at the rubble track with setting some records in different disciplines on Sunday.

After the end of the competition, former national athletes and coaches Abdullah Hel Kafi and Foujia Huda Jui talked to the Independent and detailed about the dilapidated condition of the track where national tournaments are being organized years after years. 

They also regretted at the rough condition of the track and said how tough it’s to organize national meets on a damaged track. 

Foujia Huda Jui, one of the former women athletes and a national awardee while commenting on the almost jumble tracks of the BNS said, “We are far away from the reality, you see on what a clutter track our different national championships take place and the athletes are taking part.”  

Jui, the gold medalist in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Iran in 2006 also won two silver medals in the SA Games and a Bronze medal in the Asian Junior meet in 2000 said, “I had the opportunity in my 10 years (2000-2010) career to participate in different tracks around the world but did never saw such a substandard quality track.” 

“In fact it’s impossible to produce or prepare athletes for international meets with a patchwork track. It’s simply a pipe-dream to win medals in the international competitions, even in the SA Games.”  

“You, see what a horrible and critical condition prevails in Bangabandhu National Stadium stadium.

There should be an ideal environment to produce quality athletes, you can never expect anything better in the international circuit. There should be international standard track with modern gymnasium, a warm up zone, separate change rooms (dressing room) for male and female athletes and obviously hostel is mandatory for both males and females closer to the stadium,” said former star Jui, now the coach of BKSP.

Kafi, is also now a coach of BKSP said, “A good track is the first condition to produce quality athletes but years after years we have been suffering from this problem, how can you can expect to have athletes who would bring medals from international meets.” 

“We have been organizing our national competitions on a flawed track for 5-7 years and there are so many holes at different places on the tracks which now turns even more risky for athletes.”  

“Now it is essential for us to have a quality track including other facilities with gymnasium and dressing rooms and residential conveniences.” 

“If we look forward to win medals from international competitions, first of all we should have long term programmes for talent hunt and have to prepare them by setting a target. If we look at India, targeting 2026 Olympics they have already selected athletes and started to prepare and nursing them whereas we could not select any athlete for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic.”

“However, now the time has come to think extensively to set a long term plan to produce athletes for coming days and, of course, firstly have to reflect on the tracks and essential facilities adjacent to the stadium,” Kafi urged. 

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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