Swimming talent’s coach wants him to go home
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Coach Nguyen Tan Quang, who is in charge of swimming talent Hoang Quy Phuoc, said he will demand to have the Da Nang-based swimmer allowed to return to Vietnam from the ongoing troubled training trip in the US.
Hoang Quy Phuoc in a training session in Vietnam prior to his six-month trip to the US Photo: Tuoi Tre
Coach Nguyen Tan Quang, who is in charge of swimming talent Hoang Quy Phuoc , said he will demand to have the Da Nang-based swimmer allowed to return to Vietnam from the ongoing troubled training trip in the US .
“I will call on Dinh Viet Hung, head of the swimming department of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training on his visit to the US this week,” Coach Quang told Tuoi Tre on Sunday.
Quang said he will report to the chief official all of the disadvantages he and Phuoc have been encountering during and after their six-month training session at the Florida-based Bolles School.
“I will also propose an alternative training plan for Phuoc,” said Quang.
“In fact, Phuoc has made no significant progress after three months in the US.”
Asked whether or not he will agree to let Phuoc return to practice at Bolles in case Hung promises to arrange for him to do so, Quang confirmed that it will not change anything.
“What really matters is that training at Bolles, in case of a return, is not efficient,” he explained.
“The training intensity at Bolles is not sufficient for a professional swimmer like Phuoc, since it is only designed for students to improve their health.”
The coach added that it would be a great waste of the state budget to keep Phuoc practicing in such an inappropriate environment.
“In the meantime, we are also wasting Phuoc’s valuable effort and time, as the championships to compete for the Olympic qualifying Standard A are approaching.
“Meanwhile, if I agree to let Phuoc continue his US training trip, I will be the one who takes all responsibility in case he fails to achieve success.”
Though he has yet to officially report the proposal, Quang said he believes that Da Nang authorities will support him.