Ahead of Tokyo 2020: Athletics Australia begins search for new head coach

first_img The national governing body stated that it is looking to appoint someone who “has strong relationships and credibility with Australia’s high-performance athletes”. Whoever is appointed will lead the Olympic team into Tokyo 2020. read also:‘Coronavirus vaccine key for Olympics’ According to the Sydney Morning Herald, former head coach Craig Hilliard will be asked to act as interim coach. Malcolm’s contract was due to expire at the end of 2021, before it was announced he was leaving the role yesterday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Athletics Australia has asked that the World Cross Country Championships, which were due to be held in Bathurst in March 2021, be postponed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Athletics Australia is seeking a new head of high performance and coaching less than a year before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, following the departure of ex-sprinter Christian Malcolm. After 18 months in the now-vacant position, Malcolm announced he would be returning to the United Kingdom to become the new Olympic programme head coach for UK Athletics. The 41-year-old had previously had a successful career as an athlete – including two relay bronze medals at the World Championships – and worked with British relay teams prior to his move to Australia. “We’d like to thank Christian for his contribution over the last 18 months and wish him well for his next endeavour,” Athletics Australia chief executive Darren Gocher said. “Our attention is now squarely focused on the upcoming summer programmes and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. “Athletics Australia has built robust structures and systems along with a stable of excellent coaches that places us in good stead as we move forward with our high-performance programme.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img

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