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  • Malaika Mihambo to be coached by Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell

    So far only German newspapers reporting: https://www.welt.de/sport/leichtathl...prung-Ass.html

    Mihambo will relocate to Houston at the end of August.

    Initiative came from Lewis, he offered to coach her.


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    Aside from Houston alum, are there any other notable athletes Lewis coaches?

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      Carl Lewis did an interview on Flotrack where he breifely spoke about Mihambo. He essentially said Nike were the ones who suggested and orchestrated it to happen. It kind of seemed like he wasn't initially on board though and only wanted to focus on coaching NCAA athletes as opposed to any kind of pro group.

      He said one of his main reasons for agreeing though was that women haven't been jumping far in the past few years. Brittney Reece had reached out to Lewis for advice previously on how to go farther. So he wants to be able to help Mihambo (the 2nd best woman of the past 15 years) improve and hopefully contribute to the women's long jump overall.

      Here is the discussion. Mihambo piece at the 5:40 mark:
      https://soundcloud.com/flotrackpodca...otrack-podcast
      Last edited by ATK; 06-03-2020, 05:44 AM.

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