Samantha, Cristiano Ronaldo’s hidden weapon

April 5, 2017

 Clayton, 37, competed in the 200m and 4x100m at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney

Ronaldo has developed into one of the finest athletes in world football and is rarely afraid to show off the fruit of his labour.

And the woman who has played a key role in helping the Portuguese star reach peak physical condition is Liverpool-born Clayton – who competed at the 2000 Olympics.

The sprinter is married to Royce Clayton, who played baseball for the San Francisco Giants

The sprinter is married to Royce Clayton, who played baseball for the San Francisco Giants

Ronaldo met the former sprinter and nutrition expert through her work with American sports nutrition company Herbalife.

The pair are now working to improve the speed of the Real Madrid star – who has won 29 team and individual gongs during his career.

The Real Madrid star works with the 37-year-old sprint and fitness coach to improve his speed

The Real Madrid star works with the 37-year-old sprint and fitness coach to improve his speed

The Real Madrid star has developed into one of the finest athletes in European football

The Real Madrid star has developed into one of the finest athletes in European football

Clayton, meanwhile, lives in Malibu, California, and helps trains up-and-coming sprinters

Ronaldo labelled Clayton an 'athlete and expert in fitness' when he posted a photo of the pair

Clayton, meanwhile, lives in Malibu, California, and helps trains up-and-coming sprinters

SAMANTHA CLAYTON ATHLETE PROFILE

2000 Olympic results:

200m individual: Quarter-finals

4x100m relay: Semi-finals

Personal bests:

100m – 11.40

200 – 23.02

Clayton is used to being surrounded by elite athletes. She lives with her husband Royce Clayton — the former San Francisco Giants baseball star — in Malibu, California and currently trains sprinters at Pepperdine University.

Ronaldo posted a picture of him training alongside the former Olympic sprinter and captioned it by saying: ‘Working on my speed with the athlete and expert in fitness Samantha Clayton.’

The Portuguese and his Real Madrid team-mates travel to Leganes on Wednesday as they look to secure their first La Liga title since 2012.

The former Olympian met Ronaldo through her work with sports nutrition company Herbalife

Ronaldo has won 29 individual and team honours during a stellar career for club and country

Ronaldo has won 29 individual and team honours during a stellar career for club and country

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk

 


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