Heemskerk goes to train under Wouda in Eindhoven


Heemskerk goes to train under Wouda in Eindhoven

Femke Heemskerk goes back to Eindhoven train under the guidance of head coach Marcel Wouda.

The two worked until september 2015, also all together, and then the South Holland swimmer to the French Narbonne moved to under coach Philippe Lucas to work out.

The cooperation between the French trainer and Heemskerk was no success. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro continued the 29-year-old Heemskerk far away from a final at the 100 and the 200 metres freestyle and 4×100 metres, she became a disappointing fourth with the Dutch team.

Shortly after the Play broke Heemskerk with Lucas, who is known for his heavy training. She left then, in december, the world cup short-course in Windsor shooting, but is now back in full training.

“I have the accumulation period, used to think where, and with whom my career would continue. I’m looking forward enormously on the cooperation with Marcel and have a lot of confidence that we have the maximum out of will pick up,” writes Heemskerk Monday on its website.

Tokyo 2020

Under the leadership of Wouda cast Heemskerk on the world cup next summer in Budapest, and the european CHAMPIONSHIP of 2018 in Glasgow. After that, EK will We decide whether or not they will continue until the Games in 2020 in Tokyo.

If Heemskerk Tokyo than that its fourth Play. With the estafetteploeg she won gold in Beijing (2008) and silver in London (2012). Individual wait they are still at an olympic medal.

Wouda had in Rio or success. As a coach of the openwaterzwemmers he saw Sharon van Rouwendaal, who is still in France to train under Luke, and Ferry Weertman gold pack on the ten kilometers.

After the Games was the Monday 45 year old Marcel Wouda by swimming federation KNZB appointed head coach. He has the swimmers at the National Training centre in Eindhoven under his wing and is responsible for the full section topzwemmen.

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