preseason 2013/2014 Russian national biathlon team has a new trump card - the coaching staff of the women's team joins the strong specialist Vladimir Korolkevich.
Vladimir Borisovich Korolkevich - Belarusian specialists, has achieved recognition in the Soviet times (Merited Coach of the Soviet Union and the Byelorussian SSR). A year before the collapse of the USSR he was on the program of cooperation between Byelorussian and Slovenia went to work in this Balkan country, a few years later received local citizenship. Near 15 s Vladimir coached Slovenian skiers and biathletes. With his name is associated with the success of athletes such as the Vesna Fabjan, Andrea Grashich, Taddeo Brankovič, brothers Poklukary, Tomas Globochnik, Thea Gregory, etc..
In 2006 Korolkevich first collaborated with Biathlon federation of Ukraine - he was preparing men's national team for the season-2006/2007. On the eve of the Olympic season 2009/2010 Vladimir Borisovich could go to work in the Russian national team, but then it did not grow together because of the litigation Korolkevich Slovenian biathlon federation. But there is no litigation over the biathlon broadcasts next year - schedule broadcasts biathlon 2014 .
The authority Korolkevich greatly increased after last season 2012/2013. In that season, Vladimir worked in the coaching staff of the women's national team of Ukraine. Since his arrival to the team of Ukrainians grew, athletes have achieved considerable success: gold medal Elena Olena Pidhrushna at the World Cup, victory in the relay team at the World Cup in Oberhof, many prizes at the WCH and WC, two athletes finished the season in the top 10 of the overall standings of the World Cup (Vita Semerenko and Olena Pidhrushna) и т.д.
But at the end of the season Korolkevich quite unexpectedly left the national team of Ukraine and signed a contract with the Russian Biathlon Union. As it turned out, Vladimir Borisovich was only a verbal agreement with the Ukrainian national team on team preparation up to the Olympic Games in Sochi, after which he was about to finish his coaching career. Korolkevich but eventually left the Ukrainian team. Looking at all, a key factor in his move to Russia became good friendly relations with the new advisor to the President of the RBU Valery Polhovsky, which has served as the initiator of the Belarusian invitation.
As known, Now Russian women's team divided into two groups - Selifonova and Korolkevich. Under Vladimir Borisovich following biathletes collected: Olga Viluhina, Catherine St. George, Irina Old, Olga Podchufarova, Valentina Nazarova, Anastasia and Marina Zagoruiko Korovin. Korolkevich main task - to improve the functional form of the wards. Note, Vladimir is a great specialist functional training, In his work he focuses on speed-strength work. As I told myself Korolkevich, In this respect it is very much given two Olympic cycle in the 90s, in which he coached Slovenian skiers. These positive aspects, eg, clearly visible in the example of the Ukrainian team in the last season. With regard to firearms training, something for her in the group Korolkevich mainly be responsible directly to the senior women's team coach Alexander Selifonov.
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