One of the highlights of my Orlando-Clermont trip was shadowing a session with Håkan Andersson of Sweden. Since I am Canadian, his wife is also from Canada, so we had a lot in common!
He was the coach of Peter Karlsson (100m PB and NR of 10.18 with a 9.98w to his credit) and is currently coaching Stefan Tärnhuvud among other athletes, including para-Olympians. Stefan’s Blog is here, but it’s in Swedish!
I don’t have any video or interviews with Håkan as any recording at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports Complex is forbidden without written authorization. But I do have pages and pages of mental notes!
But all is not lost or hidden!
Enter Mladen Jovanovic.
He is currently the head physical preparation coach in Hammarby, a soccer club in Stockholm, Sweden, and it was only fate that these two experts had a chance meeting.
A lot of our discussions can be found in Mladen’s interview, and I highly recommend reading it. There are so many take home messages, which I will discuss and critique at a later date.
You can read it here: