russian hair curler Lyudmila Privivkova believes that the former head coach of the Russian national team Olga Andrianova contributed greatly to the popularization of this sport in the country, since at first they did not understand it and did not seek to develop it.
Andrianova died aged 70 on September 6.
– In general, Olga Alexandrovna made a great contribution to the popularization of curling, because for a very long time they did not want to consider it a sport, even though it was already on the Olympic program. No one wanted to develop curling because many did not understand it. They said it was unspectacular and uninspiring. And now there are so many dedicated fans and athletes playing and training. And not only professionally, but also at the amateur level. Curling is very attached to itself. He is a team player, unites people, they make new friends. And the great merit of Andrianova is that he was recognized in Russia and began to be financed. In addition, she was able to prove that our athletes can occupy a leading position at the international level. It is thanks to this that the development of curling in the country took place, Privivkova told RT.
Andrianova was the head coach of the Russian curling team from 1998 to 2012, as well as the head of the federation from 2006 to 2010.
Source : MatchTV
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