Note: The following notes were written by a junior thrower I co-coach together with Armin Spoerri. Additional thoughts from my perspective as a coach are included at the end of the article.
The athlete’s perspective
This spring I asked Martin Bingisser about the possibility of doing a training camp, but none of the Swiss throwers had anything planned in July. As an alternative he came up with the idea of sending me to 2008 Olympic Champion Primoz Kozmus in Slovenia. From the beginning on, it seemed pretty surreal, me, a 19 year old thrower who throws around 50 meters, is going to be coached by an Olympic Champion. But it actually happened. Read more