Amit Kumar – Taekwondo(7275303128)
Amit Kumar is a multiple gold medallist in Taekwondo from Lucknow. He began learning the sport when he in class 2 as an interest which soon grew into a strong passion. He studied in Rajkumar Academy, Rajajipuram. He was trained by an expert coach Mukesh who was District Sports Officer at the time.
Amit played for many State and District level matches and travelled extensively around the country for competitions. He won approximately 50 gold medals in National as well as International level Taekwondo. He is currently assistant coach at the Mini-Stadium in Rajajipuram, Lucknow.
Coach Amit says,” Building a good rapport from the start with the coach is an important prerequisite of the sport.” He also adds, “Rigorous training and overall fitness should be taken very seriously.”
Rizwan Ahmad – Taekwondo(9454612004)
Rizwan Ahmad is a cheerful Lucknowite, studied at Christian College Lucknow. He began practicing Taekwondo at the age of 12 and has earned numerous laurels in the sport ever since. He is a 30 time participant in National level as well as State level winning over 30 gold medals in each segment respectively. Rizwan went on to bring home the gold at the World Taekwondo Championship, Hong Kong in 1997. This motivated him to complete his BPED from NSNIS in 2003.
Coach Rizwan was honoured with the Laxman Award in 2003. In 2004 he again participated in the World Taekwondo Championship in Africa followed by competing at the World Cup 2005, Africa and later on in Morocco as well. He has been a dedicated coach at K.D.Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow for 20 years now and is respected and loved by his trainees.
Coach Rizwan says,” Beginners should be supported equally as established players are, as they too have the calibre but need the right guidance.”
He adds, “Good nature, cool mindedness and regularity of practice are vital in Taekwondo. Focus is a must.”
As a coach he encourages trainees to strengthen their will power, goal and constantly gives them optimum guidance.