Episode 20: Para sport classification with Keith Antoine

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton bring you episode 20 of SportSpiel.


In our first segment we discuss:

  • The new UK Athlete Classification Code (4:47)
  • What have we learnt from the Formula 1 testing? (11:33)
  • Our outstanding display of the week award (18:36)
  • Our feel good story of the week award (21:52)

Our feature interview segment in this episode is with Keith Antoine, one of the most highly regarded coaches in athletics (23:22).

After working with the likes of Denise Lewis, Darren Campbell and Stef Reid – and now coach to British Paralympic star Richard Whitehead – Keith joins the show to explain his thoughts on the much talked about para sport classification system.

He gives us his take on the culture of blame and finger pointing, the select committee hearings and what the International Paralympic Committee need to do now. Keith also explains what truly makes an athlete successful in the world of para sport.

Image credit: With thanks to Keith Antoine

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