After announcing the sponsorship for the Indian hockey team for the next five years, Odisha government has now decided to sponsor Amiya Kumar Mallick’s training under coach Taiwo Ariyo in the USA. After getting impressed by Amiya, coach Ariyo has asserted to work with him as long as possible.
After working with Taiwo Ariyo for over a month, Amiya Mallick has decided to continue his training at Ariyo’s clinic in New Orleans, USA. After announcing the sponsorship for the National hockey teams, Odisha government has now decided to sponsor the 100m national record holder for his training in the USA.
The dates for his training have not been confirmed yet, as he is preparing for the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix and the Federation Cup National Athletics, which is scheduled to be held in Patiala from March 5. These tournaments will help him to qualify for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
"To better myself, I need to go abroad and compete with athletes who are running 100m at 9.9 or 10.1 seconds. Also, we need a medical support team for recovery which is not here currently," said Amiya, who has now decided to extend his training to better his results, reported TOI.
“Being an IAAF Level V coach he is very knowledgeable. He has corrected a lot of my mistakes and I'm confident of achieving something special in the near future," Amiya further stated.
Earlier Ariyo had coached players from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Cyprus, Finland, and Turkey, landed in India two months back and had taken up a lot of seminars for local coaches and talked to them about the development of the system.
“Although he is from India, he is quick. If he could run 10.26 at a younger age, it means he has talent. A good thing about Amiya is that he doesn't have too much weight."
“The short-term goal was the CWG trials but my main goal is the Asian Games and then the 2020 Olympics. Dutee is very talented but a lot mechanism behind her running is wrong. If that can be developed, she can be a world-class athlete," said an impressed Nigerian, when asked about Dutee Chand.