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Felix Sánchez to help train Dominicans in athletics

Double Olympic gold medalist, retired 400m-hurdler Felix Sanchez has announced that he is opening a track and field club in the Dominican Republic in November 2016 to provide opportunities for new talents in athletics.

He said he monitored the Dominican participation in athletics competitions in the Río de Janeiro Olympic Games where he worked as a sports commentator, and noticed that there was good potential but the necessary discipline and a plan were missing to further develop the sport.

“For that reason I decided to move my family here to set up an athletics club to make it possible to develop the sport I love. We can take the potential we have on a national level to the international level,” he said.

The Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center stadium was named after Sánchez after he won his first medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004. He went on to win a second gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics.

Felix Sánchez was recently recognized for his international achievements during the Dominican Olympic Committee’s Olympic Gala.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Oct 1, 2016

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