AUCKLAND (NZL): Athletics New Zealand has announced the appointment of Scott Goodman as the sport’s new Performance Director. Goodman was based at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra from 1990 through to 2010 in roles with the Australian Coaching Council,the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Paralympic Committee and Athletics Australia. Goodman’s experience to international level in coaching and team management stretches nearly 20 years, notably coaching duel Commonwealth Games Hammer Gold Medallist and Olympian, Stuart Rendell and currently also coaches Australia’s National Hammer Champion and 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games representative, Tim Driesen. .Goodman joins Athletics New Zealand at a time when the sport’s high performance programme is better resourced than ever before.
OLHAO (POR): The 9th European Cup of Race Walking in Olhaõ, Portugal, on Saturday promises superb display of walking in one day. Five cracking races start with the men’s 50k at 7.30am and ready to thrill those watching a promenade like never seen before on the coastal town. Will Russia won all events, will home women achieved something special, individuals like Trond Nymark of Norway or Slovak Matej Toth are planning to mix the cards? These are the questions for the day. Ireland also sends the best ones Robert Heffernan with Olive Loughnane. Elisa Rigaudo returns after baby break on the international stage.
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