IAAF President Lamine Diack officially opened the 2nd IAAF World Coaches’ Conference which was held yesterday in the Cosmos Hotel, Moscow (Monday 19 August).
The conference gave coaches from 203 participating national teams assembled for the IAAF World Championships the opportunity to take part in this exchange of experience and knowledge.
Also at the top table yesterday were Vice President Sergey Bubka, fellow Council Member and Coaches’ Commission Chairman Victor Lopez and General Secretary Essar Gabriel, along with the Director of the IAAF Development Department Abdel Malek El-Hebil.
The assembled gathering of world coaching talent heard from a number of distinguished colleagues who lectured on many different topics:
Long Term Throwers Development: From Teens to Elites
Ismael Lopez (CUB)
Modern Strength Training For Track & Field Athletes
Dietmar Schmidtbleicher (GER)
How to prevent Injuries in Athletics
Lutz Meissner (GER)
Aries Merritt: The journey to Olympic Gold & World Record in 110mh
Andreas Behm (GER)
Middle & Long Distance: The Ethiopian Method
Dube Jillo (ETH)
Longitudinal Experience of Preparation - Top High Jumpers in USSR and Russia
Evgeniy Zagorulko (RUS)