Female Russian national team on biathlon was headed by senior coach Sergey Konovalov, who would be assisted by Nicholas Zagurskii. These experts traveled with the team to the Altai for the first training camp of the off-season, which runs until 30 may, the press service of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU).
In the group Konovalov and Zagursky today train five athletes: Daria Virolainen, Tatiana Akimova, Svetlana Mironova, Victoria Slivko and Irina Plugin. Irina Starykh, Ekaterina Yurlova and Olga Podchufarova missing the collection in coordination with the coaching staff. It is planned that they will join the team later.
Until the beginning of the collection name of the senior coach of the women’s team was not known. This position was claimed by Slovenian Vladimir korolkevich, however, the Union RBU decided to bet on Konovalov.
In the words of Korolkevich, at the end of April in Moscow, he presented his concept of SBR and plan the training team to discuss all the issues with the research team.
“I went home thinking that everything is in order. In Slovenia I wrote a letter of resignation from his previous work. Despite the fact, incidentally, that my contract had been active up to 2020. And now, it turns out, I was left with the nose. Honestly, this situation I do not understand. I still have not received any official statements. Why people have no elementary culture, at least to call and say that made this decision, I don’t know,” said korolkevich “Sport-Express”.
According to the newspaper, the invitation of Korolkevich colleagues from other countries considered “bad signal,” because under his leadership, Ekaterina Iourieva and Irina Starykh were caught using illegal drugs.
Recall that the men’s team is led by Andrew Padeen and Ricco gross. Under their authority in the Altai will train Anton Babikov, Maxim Tsvetkov, Matvey Eliseev, Alexander Loginov and Yuri Shopin. Evgeny Garanichev with a personal trainer the first collection will hold in Tyumen, Anton Shipulin and Alexey Volkov under the guidance of Andrey Kryuchkov will go to the Bulgarian Belmeken.