The head of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) Vladimir Drachev commented on the results of Russian biathletes last season. The Russian women’s team took fifth place in the Nations Cup. Earlier Drachev said that at the end of the season the women’s team will stop senior coach Vitaly Noritsyn.
“Very much hoped for Svetlana Mironov, she was and is the leader of the team, especially the December stages it was great, we saw her great potential. But what happened then, will be more clearly apart, analyzing what happened after Annecy. She lost almost all form for the whole season finally. This is probably the main hope and main disappointment.
Larisa Kuklina is the best shooter in the world, we all know her quality work on the range, but to combine the running and shooting it is why this year failed. Some races turned out perfect, and some have failed. The potential is huge, but unused, and here the role of the senior coach appears, did not open the girls to the end, and this is the main reason of dissatisfaction by Maritinum.
Now we will discuss the further course of events on the next two years, the stages of training who will prepare the team, the coaching Council and the Board, we will have to prepare a real action plan that will be before the Olympics. Even now it is necessary to consider the pre-Olympic season only as a preparation for the Games, eliminating all the errors that we saw, and well, that many errors are surfaced now. About who will cook it later, I now have an opinion, I will Express it on the coach Board, but we’ll see,” — quoted by TASS Drachev.