Episode 41: Jillert AnemaFirst aired: Friday, 11 September 2015 at 18.32 hours
As an icon of speed skating, he has a very personal style and choice of words to guide athletes to their gold medals. Jillert Anema talks about his coaching in Zwart Wit.
Who skating coach Jillert Anema has behind dares only ahead
Jillert Anema is considered an icon of speed skating, coach of the men and women who know how to steer towards gold medals with his own style and vocabulary athletes. Self farmers origin, he wanted to be sport athlete but to be a good skater you must first be a good therapist. He was a physiotherapist in a hospital. The "patch up" the worry that someone works better, outperforming his heart.
Anema did not become a top skater himself, but a top coach he is. During the 1985 Elfstedentocht he got away from the group and was top skaters each. Yet he persevered and made it as round skater, with massive support from the public, the finish. Who Anema as coach behind him comes to great achievements. His character and original look at things are not to blame.
And diplomacy is foreign to him: if the music in Thialf too loud or the Americans have a big mouth they get a slap. Rough diamond, white pit in Zwart Wit.