First aerobic coach receives international coaching certification

VietNamNet Bridge – Mai Thi Bich Lam has become the first aerobic Vietnamese coach to receive International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Coaching Brevet certification after finishing level 3 of the FIG's Aerobic Academy.

To qualify for a brevet, coaches are required to have significant national and international coaching experience and achieve a minimum of 85 per cent on the Academy examinations. Lam got 87 points on the combined theoretical and practical tests.

"I attended level 1 and level 2 courses to increase my coaching skills and didn't think of taking part in level 3. When I was accepted to participate in level 3, I only said to myself that I had to try my best," Lam said. "The result surprised me a lot. International coaches are better than us, so I didn't think I would receive this honour."

Besides Lam, three other coaches earned the certification: Angela McMillan of New Zealand and Mariyan Kolev and Desislava Bogusheva from Bulgaria.

This enables them to be lecturers in the next courses for international coaches organised by FIG.

VietNamNet/VNS

Vietnam, Mai Thi Bich Lam, Aerobic Academy, FIG
 
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