Bobsleigh-four of the Russian team at the 2014 Olympics
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MOSCOW, September 26. /Offset. TASS albert Starodubtsev/. The question of the need to purchase new equipment for the Russian national bobsleigh and skeleton at the Olympic season was one of the most important on the last Tuesday meeting of the expert Council of the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation. This was reported TASS the President of the bobsleigh Federation of Russia Alexander Zubkov .
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On September 26 in the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation held a meeting of the expert Council for the preparation of Russian national teams in bobsled and skeleton for the Olympic season-2017/18. At the meeting, presentations were made by the President of the Federation Zubkov, head coach Daniel Shepherd, senior coaches Paul Scheglovskaya bobsleigh and skeleton – Anatoly Chelyshev, as well as the chief doctor of the national team Anna Vicik. The conversation was about the selection criteria in the Olympic Russian national teams, and competitions, which will be the qualifying for the Russian athletes – candidates for the trip of the Olympic in Pyeongchang.
“Questions were raised about the final stage of preparation for the Olympics, why he will be held in Irkutsk, – continued the interlocutor of the Agency. – Also was thinking about how to improve the quality of training, talked about the fact that our athletes need the new technique.”
“I’m talking about the need to purchase new inventory at every meeting in the Ministry today reiterated it, – Zubkov continued. – In order to allow the team to fight for medals of the Games in 2018, it is necessary for the Olympics to acquire new equipment as the bobsleigh and skeleton. The process goes on, we are preparing to the main start of four years, but the existing technique is outdated, she worked for two seasons in a row. We have high-tech sport, and the result depends on the inventory in that number.”
The President of Federation of bobsled of Russia noted that the members of the expert Council understand the situation in which the team is. “I hope that the solution to our question will ultimately be decided,” concluded Zubkov.
The Olympic tournament on bobsleigh and skeleton will be held in the South Korean Phenchhane from 15 to 25 February 2018.