Coach of Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu named Lead Sprints Coach
The latest coaching appointment by UK Athletics Performance Director Neil Black and Head Coach Peter Eriksson has seen Lloyd Cowan given the role of Lead Sprints Coach (coach based support).
Cowan, who coached former 400m World Champion and 2008 Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu (pictured with Cowan above) to a silver medal at the London Games last summer, commented: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with Neil Black and Peter Eriksson so that the athletes in my training group can continue their development and capitalise on the success of London 2012.
“It’s important that we keep our momentum going to keep progressing and enjoy more good results in the future.”
As well as Ohuruogu, Cowan is coach to 2011 World Championships bronze medallist Andy Turner, World Indoor 4x400m gold medallist Shana Cox and 19 year old Bianca Williams, who was the top ranked British junior over 100m during 2012 with a time of 11.47.
The former international sprint hurdler, who also worked closely with Eriksson in 2012 as a sprints coach for the Paralympic team, believes the athletes he coaches have shown a lot of promise for the future in their recent performances.
“Christine Ohuruogu’s silver medal at the Olympics was a fantastic achievement and I’m sure we will build on that, as well as on the other great performances of the athletes in my training group during 2012, in the coming months and years leading up to the next Olympics in 2016.”