Ann Frederick was hired as the first flexibility specialist in the Olympics in 1996 for the Mens Freestyle Wrestling team. Since then, the presence of FST in the Olympics has steadily grown. Read this blog to stay current with FST in the Olympics and what athletes are using FST to enhance performance and recovery.
Photo below is of former client Sanya Richards-Ross with me at the 2004 Olympic Trials. Ann Frederick & I treated her & other sprinters/hurdlers with Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) both pre-event as well as for recovery.
Richards-Ross won her first relay gold in Athens in 2004. At Beijing in '08, she ran down a Russian on the final stretch of a dramatic relay to give her team the gold. And she finally captured the individual 400-meter gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Richards-Ross unfortunately suffered a career-ending injury to her right hamstring at the Olympic trials on July 1, 2016, & announced her retirement in lieu of competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
So cool that she has made a successful transition & is now a commentator for the track and field events for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
And so awesome there are about 12 athletes from various countries & the Nigerian track & field team now in Rio that have used FST as an essential element in their training!
Posted By Chris Frederick,
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ann & Chris Frederick, Directors of the Stretch to Win Institute, are extremely proud of all their Certified Fascial Stretch Therapy Practitioners & Specialists who have worked with athletes who made their respective teams & are now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Olympics. One of our graduates, Emeka Aludogbu, is the FST practitioner & sports chiropractic physician for the Nigerian Track & Field team at the Olympic Village.
Ann Frederick, creator of the Fascial Stretch Therapy™ System, was the first Flexibility Specialist to work at the Olympics, starting in 1996 with the Mens Freestyle Wrestling team. This is her story - an interview with Chris Frederick (husband, partner, best friend).
[For more information about certification training in Fascial Stretch Therapy, go to www.stretchtowin.com]