Frenchman Laurent Guelzec has been appointed new head coach of men’s artistic gymnastics within the Swiss Gymnastics Federation (FSG). He succeeds Bernhard Fluck.
Among the ladies, the person in charge remains the French Fabien Martin for a new Olympic cycle.
The central committee of the FSG has therefore appointed Laurent Guelzec as the new head of men’s artistic gymnastics. He will take up his post in early August. The man is no stranger to the fold since he had been working for seven years as national coach at the center of Macolin. Previously, he had worked as a coach for four years with the France team. Guelzec will have to prepare the team for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and in the longer term that which will have to take part in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Head coach of the men since 2009, Bernhard Fluck left the FSG at the end of July. He joined the Federation in 2001 to deal first with the juniors. After being successful at the European Junior Championships in 2002, he was also awarded for his work at the Elite Europeans in Bern in 2016. In total, the men’s team won nine European medals under the leadership of Fluck. The Swiss have qualified twice in teams for the Olympics.
“Bernhard Fluck has lived for gymnastics throughout his coaching career. Under his aegis, Switzerland has rejoined the world elite after a long crossing of the desert, underlines Erwin Grossenbacher, the central president of the FSG in a report. press release from the Federation. We thank him for his immense commitment and we wish him the best for his future. “
Besides Fluck, two other coaches Laurent Tricoire and Rolf Thalmann will leave the FSG. Tricoire will take up a new challenge in Belgium and Thalmann will have a post in the new gymnastics hall in Bern. Guelzec will therefore have to train a new coaching staff for 2021.
Among the ladies, the central committee has therefore confirmed Fabien Martin in his role as manager. He has been in post since 2017. Previously, he already worked as a coach at Macolin.