Laura Trott and coach Paul Manning in 2012

Be a coach, and train the champions

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If you’re thinking about coming a coach, take inspiration from these Olympic medal-winning athletes and champions…

Laura Trott
(Cycling)
“I’m peaking at the right time and it’s all thanks to the coaches, and the support of the crowd and my family.” (Source: BBC)

Nicola Adams
(Boxing)
“I’d like to thank my trainer Alwyn Belcher, who is 77 years old but has the enthusiasm of someone 60 years younger. (Source: Guardian blog)

Tom Daley
(Diving)
“Andy Banks, my coach, has been there for me for a very long time.  It is really him and me together.”

Rebecca Adlington
(Swimming)
“To my coach, Bill Furniss, who I will never be able to re-pay all he’s given me. I’m forever in his debt. (Source: Rebecca Adlington’s online diary)

Jade Jones
(Taekwondo)
“Paul Green is a legend, without him I’d be nowhere.” (Source: BBC)

Heather Stanning
(Rowing)
“I have to say such a big thank you to all the coaches who have looked after me.” (Source: Daily Telegraph)