Jake Wightman: Lord Coe's advice helps with father / coach dynamic


Jake Wightman and Seb Coe
Jake Wightman grow to be as soon as supplied with his bronze medal by Sebastian Coe on the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Scotland’s Jake Wightman has leaned upon the advice of household friend Lord Coe as he wrestles with the disorders that advance from being coached by his father.

Wightman, who obtained bronze for Scotland in 1500m on the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has been coached by both his fogeys, however mainly father Geoff.

And the 25-one year-feeble sought advice from double Olympic gold medallist Coe, who grow to be as soon as coached by his have father.

“Seb and Peter had a factual end result from their relationship,” Wightman acknowledged.

“I’m hoping on the tip of my profession I can search for serve and dispute the identical. That is certainly the mannequin that I could presumably well perchance love to nefarious off.

“It be continuously going to beget dinky issues at parts. You are ready to narrate more or you are prepared to narrate bigger than you can attain in every other case.”

Lord Coe obtained two gold and two silver Olympic medals in the 1980s competing in the 800m and 1500m.

He competed for Gargantuan Britain alongside Wightman’s fogeys Geoff and Susan, and supplied the Scot with his bronze medal two years ago in Australia.

“I wasn’t born when he grow to be as soon as racing however I’ve watched his races serve and he’s potentially the athlete I could presumably well perchance most love to be love,” Wightmantold Scottish Athletics.exterior-hyperlink“He’s had a profession I could presumably well perchance give something else to beget.

“I met Seb this one year to head and numerous what he spoke about grow to be as soon as his relationship with his dad to search out how he managed it attributable to it is making an are attempting out at conditions.

“I right wanted to search out if there beget been any parts the attach he he felt love he’d beget been better off with something else else or if he continuously felt love being coached by his dad grow to be as soon as the precise thing for him.

“He never essentially felt love something else wanted to commerce. The belief that they developed collectively and this construction they had grow to be as soon as finest for him and he never felt love something else hundreds of, which is how I essentially feel with it.”

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