Malaysia’s sprinting prodigy, Badrul Hisham Abdul Manap has strongly reaffirmed that he is unlikely to part ways with his coach, Mohd. Poad Kasim.
“Do not separate me from coach Poad,” said the 18 year-old as quoted from Kosmo.
Badrul has insisted that he will stay on with his coach in in the Tunku Makhota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) and has reiterated that he feels more at ease being trained by coach Poad compared to any other coach in Bukit Jalil, even if the National Sports Council (MSN) decides to put him under the guidance of a world champion.
The 100 meter record-holder had said that coach Poad understands the importance for him to achieve a better time record and also believes that no other coach knows better of his capabilities, especially during the training sessions.
“I feel like if I change my coach, the training schedules would not fit me and I really do not want to separate from the coach I have right now,” said the Melaka-born athlete.
“Unless my coach lets me train in Bukit Jalil with other coaches, I might think about it.”
“I have been with my coach for quite a long time and I am much more comfortable training with him is SSTMI.”
The teen is currently keen on setting a new record in order to qualify to the 2016 Rio Olympics.