Fredericks to work with German sprinters

Fredericks to work with German sprinters

BERLIN – Germany’s athletics federation (DLV) has hired former 200-metres world champion Frankie Fredericks to work with its sprint relay teams.

Fredericks, who will start work with the sprint teams in Dortmund this weekend, became world champion in the 200m in Stuttgart in 1993. The 39-year-old Namibian also won four Olympic silver medals and retired in 2004.”Our goal is to get our relays back to the top at Olympic and world championship level,” German head coach Juergen Mallow said in a statement.Fredericks is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador alongside his Namibian counterpart and 800-metre specialist Agnes Samaria.After retiring, Fredericks became a prominent businessman in the country and is currently involved in several business ventures, with key partner Sidney Martin, who is his long-time friend from their school days.Nampa-ReutersThe 39-year-old Namibian also won four Olympic silver medals and retired in 2004.”Our goal is to get our relays back to the top at Olympic and world championship level,” German head coach Juergen Mallow said in a statement.Fredericks is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador alongside his Namibian counterpart and 800-metre specialist Agnes Samaria.After retiring, Fredericks became a prominent businessman in the country and is currently involved in several business ventures, with key partner Sidney Martin, who is his long-time friend from their school days.Nampa-Reuters

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