MELBOURNE Former United States head coach Mihai Brestyan has been appointed as the brand new coach of Australia’s nationwide gymnastics girls’s group.
The Romanian-born Brestyan, who has coached six-times Olympics medalist Aly Raisman and retired a number of world champion Alicia Sacramone, will work with Australia’s senior and junior nationwide squads in a collection of coaching camps.
“We’re thrilled a coach with the expertise and confirmed outcomes of Mihai shall be guiding our subsequent technology of gymnasts and coaches as we glance towards the Commonwealth Video games on the Gold Coast subsequent 12 months and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and past,” President of Gymnastics Australia Sam McKay mentioned.
Brestyan, who led the U.S. nationwide group on the 2010 and 2015 World Championships, is acknowledged as a ground train specialist for the Individuals.
He was named USA Gymnastics’ Coach of the 12 months in 2005, 2011 and 2013 and has guided Raisman for greater than 12 years.
Raisman received three medals at every of the London and Rio Olympics, together with gold as a member of the dominant U.S. group at each Video games. She additionally received the ground title in London.
(Writing by Greg Stutchbury in Wellington; Modifying by Nick Mulvenney)