Jamaica has hired experienced Chinese coaches on a month-long stint to help develop the sport in the Caribbean island nation, according to reports.
Zou Zhenqqiu, who has been a coach in Bolivia and Saudi Arabia, is heading a seven-person coaching team.
“The coaches will visit our gyms and design programmes to help us move forward,” Nicole Grant-Brown, Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association President. said. “I think this will definitely boost gymnastics because we’re new in the sport.”
“Our programmes are based on trial and error methods. We want to learn how to do things differently Mr Zhenqqiu’s duty will be guide Jamaica’s promising gymnasts.”
A team of 16 will head to China next summer as part of a three-year agreement between Jamaica and China.
“China has been among the forerunners. They are very good at producing talented players. We’re also contemplating to send a team to the 2024 Olympics,” added Grant-Brown.