Coaching / Development, Culture | Apr 23, 2015 | 1 min read

How Do You Develop an Olympic Champion?

Athletics coach Toni Minchiello on allowing flexibility and collaboration to drive medal success.

Tony Minichiello is the former coach of British Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. The pair met at the Don Valley athletics stadium when Ennis-Hill was at a summer holiday camp as a teenager and have since gone on to win countless athletic medals including the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In this captivating interview, Minichiello discusses having a coaching philosophy, the importance of a strong athlete/coach relationship on the journey from adolescent promise to adult accomplishment; and finally where he sees the next innovation in athletic performance.

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