The men’s team coach is dissatisfied with the results in Östersund, but expects progress in Hochfilzen
Head coach Ukrainian men’s biathlon team Juraj Sanitra commented on the disappointing results of his players at the tapa World Cup in Swedish Ostersundand also spoke about preparations and plans for the next stage, which will take place in the Austrian Hochfilzen.
“I can only be satisfied with Anton’s move [Дудченко] on the road. If I had run with the shooting that happened yesterday, there could have been a good result.”
“Anton no longer makes the same mistakes as he did. We made a correction on the weapon, I see that it will not have such problems with shooting. [В персьюте] There was a group of shots lower, they made a correction – it didn’t help. However, he is already gaining confidence, I think that Anton will show himself better in Hochfilzen than in Östersund.
“We were counting on the best start before the season. But I am sure: despite the bad start, things will get better. I think that moving from Scandinavia to Central Europe will help us psychologically, because we are a little tired of this atmosphere.”
“We need to get up mentally. And I am sure that with the arrival of Dmitry Pidruchny in Hochfilzen we will gradually move higher and higher in the season.”
“[О составе] I’ll tell you closer to the World Cup in Hochfilzen. Cymbal? We’ll decide. There is also a move to the IBU Cup. Denis Nasyko – one hundred percent will go [на Кубок IBU]and we will determine the second athlete after the training camp.”
“Do we take someone from the IBU Cup to the World Cup? No”.
Let us remind you that in the last men’s pursuit race at the Swedish stage, Ukrainians Anton Dudchenko and Bogdan Tsymbal failed to break into the top 40. Earlier, Dudchenko became 38th in the sprint. In the men’s relay, the Ukrainian team finished 14th.
The first stage of the season in Östersund ended today, December 3. The stage in Hochfilzen will take place from 8 to 10 December. The program includes three types of races: sprint, pursuit and relay.
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