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27 / 09 / 2013
Swedish jumps guru to present in Glasgow

A finalist in the high jump at the World Junior Championships, Yannick Tregaro was propelled into coaching suddenly and at a relatively young age. Youth did not hamper Tregaro’s coaching talents, and the athlete-turned-coach embarked on the coaching of his training partner Christian Olsson. This was the beginning of a successful partnership, with Tregaro guiding Olsson to his first global medal in 2001 at the World Championships in the triple jump.

The Tregaro-Olsson duo would continue to make an impact on the global jumps scene, with Olsson winning the World Championship in 2003 and World Indoor Championships in 2004, before he went on to claim the Olympic title at the 2004 Athens Games.

Tregaro revisited his own event high jump, when he started coaching Swedish high jumper Kajsa Bergqvist from 2003 until her retirement in 2008. After the disappointment of missing the Athens Olympics due to injury, Bergqvist bounced back to win the 2005 World Championships.

Now, Tregaro coaches several promising Swedish athletes, foremost his wife Emma Green Tregaro who won a silver medal in the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona and a bronze medal in the 2005 World Championships. Green-Tregaro finished fifth at the Moscow World Championships earlier this month.

The Swede, Yannick Treagro is returning to present at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching and will lead two practical sessions on the jumps at the Emirates Arena on Saturday 26 October. Tregaro will also lead a discussion session on the development of young jumpers with Femi Akinsanya on Sunday 27 October at the Marriott Hotel.

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