Last Updated on April 10, 2013 by Jimson Lee
If you think Yoshihide Kiryu is the NEXT rising star in 100 meter sprinting, then Adam Gemili was THE rising star for 2012.
If you missed the 2012 Second European Sprints and Hurdles Conference, then you missed the presentation by his personal coach Michael Afilaka who analyzed the development of Adam Gemili, where he shared sample programs and exercises with videos.
Of course, a lot has to do with the genetic talent of Adam Gemili! You simply can’t copy this workout and expect to run 10.05 after 6 months of training.
UPDATE as of 11-19-2012
I don’t normally edit articles after I post them, but in this case, I want to make sure the most accurate information is out there to the coaches and athletes
There are two separate events here. One was Michael’s lecture at Warnick. The other was the AW article.
Unfortunately, the AW article was taken slightly out of context (the writer of AW did NOT speak to Coach Michael Afilaka directly) and contained inaccurate information on what Adam Gemili REALLY did in the winter, spring, and taper leading up to London
You can read the article on AW (the link is still above) and take it with a grain of salt. So unless you were at the 2012 Second European Sprints and Hurdles Conference in Warwick, you’ll have to wait for an interview with Coach Afilaka.
This is probably a good lesson in Journalism. Believe half of what you read, and nothing of what you hear :)