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The sprinter Andre De Grasse
The sprinter canadian Andre De Grasse has a new coach. The three-time olympic medalist will work now with Rana Reider, in Florida, in the hope of recovering its condition of 2016, confirmed a spokesperson of the athlete from Ontario. He gives up and Stuart McMillan, the group’s Altis, in Phoenix.
“I thought it was a good time to make these changes, said Fat is in an e-mail sent to The canadian Press. Stuart McMillan is in a great coach and we have achieved many successes together, but the past two years did not work out as we hoped. We have therefore decided that the best thing to do was to make changes. “
The Canadian has been forced to withdraw from the World athletics championships in 2017, London, only a few days before the beginning of the competition, due to an injury to the hamstring. An injury to the same hamstring injury suffered at the canadian Championships has been forced to put a premature end to his season 2018.
It is now hoped that these changes will help him to rediscover his form of fine days, and then began a busy year with the World Doha, Qatar, and the pan american Games in Lima, Peru.
“The coach and I have decided to trust to Rana Reider, has added Fat. He has had a lot of success with athletes of multiple disciplines. He is back in Florida, so I decided to go work with him. “The climate there is perfect for training and the university where we are located has everything done to facilitate our transition. The decision has therefore been very easy to take. “
Reider recently returned to the United States after having led a group in the netherlands, including the sprinter Dafne Schippers. Grasse is coached by Reider at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville.
The athlete of 24 years has been propelled under the spotlight by winning two gold medals at the 2015 pan am Games, and bronze at the World championships in the same year. He won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
“2016 has been an exceptional year, which was crowned by a superb performance in the olympic Games in Rio, said McMillan. We have encountered several obstacles since and the results have not been up to our expectations. It became clear that Andre was in need of change. I wish him the best of luck. “