It was an early yet exciting start for most of the junior athletes training at Sree Kanteerava Stadium with the International Event Ambassador for the TCS World 10K, Mike Powellturned up to regale impressionable minds with his effervescent attitude and champion stories. In attendance was also one of Mike’s former students and Khel Ratna awardee, Padmashree Anju Bobby George, who recounted stories of how Mike was tough as nails yet brilliant as a coach.
A cheerful and exuberant Mike Powell demonstrates the perfect pose for a winning jump

A source of inspiration for both parties as Mike Powell meets blade runner Shalini Saraswathi

International Event Ambassador Mike Powell connects with his inner child as he interacts with young athletes
International Event Ambassador Mike Powell is being felicitated in the traditional Kannadiga manner
Mike Powell becomes familiar with the long jump ground
Padmashree Anju Bobby George is all smiles with her family as she poses with International Event Ambassador Mike Powell
Stretches for an athlete are always extremely important, as demonstrated by Mike Powell
Mike Powell advises a young girl on the technique of a good jump
Mike Powell demonstrating the proper pose for a perfect jump

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