Rana Reider, photo courtesy of Athletics Weekly(www.athleticsweekly.com)
Reider to lead Schippers coaching
ARNHEM (NED): Rana Reider has replaced Bart Bennema as Dafne Schippers' lead coach, informs De Volkskrant. "We have after the Olympics pressed the reset button. We wanted to take the next step. It is necessary to try new things," said Bennema, who added Schippers is in good shape ahead of the summer season. "She had a good winter. Dafne had a post-Olympic dip, but she is now completely fresh. Her times are faster again." She was not competing during the indoor season and no plans are yet public for the summer.
RunBlogRun opines: Dafne Schippers is the pride of the Netherlands. She is an extremely talented athlete. 2016 was a year where she did not achieve her goals, especially after her fine 2016. Changes with coaches are not lightly considered matters. Rana coaches Christian Taylor, Sharon Proctor, among other athletes. He understands speed development and his observations could be critical in Dafne's future development and success. RunBlogRun believes that Dafne Schippers is quite capable of global medals in 100m and 200 meters, with the 200 meters being gold medal territory. To battle Tori Bowie and Elaine Thompson, she will need to be 100 percent. Differences in gold, silver, bronze are miniscule. That is what coaching and training is all about.