Reuters has had an interesting talk with Denis Cotterell, coach of 1500 favorite Sun Yang:
“There’s a lot of Hackett in Sun,” a tired Cotterell told Reuters in a phone call from his flat in the Athletes’ Village.
“He has a lot of passion for the sport and a passion for speed.
“We’ll see whether he can be tough as Grant. He’s superior technically but toughness is a rarer quality.