coach Sergey Sizhanov – Sam Oldham

Sam Oldham has had Sergey Sizhanov guiding him for 15 years. It is a relationship that glowed at London 2012, survived the torment of a career-threatening injury in 2014 and is now relighting Sam’s ambition after his Olympic disappointment. …

1. Describe Sam in three words

Focused. Fighter. Friend

2. What are your early memories of Sam?

It was my very first training session in Britain in 2001, Sam was 8 and was practising a handstand on the rings. I told him my name, gave him some coaching tips and the rest is history.

Russian coach Sergey Sizhanov on boosting gymnast and Scholar Sam Oldham over 15 incredible years


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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