Russian national weightlifting under the guidance of new head coach Alexander and Alexander Venkova Vidov played brilliantly at the European Championships, winning 8 gold medals out of 15 and confidently took first place in the unofficial team standings.
MOSCOW, April 15 — R-Sport, Alain Shilov.
At the tournament in Tirana, the Albanian Russians won 12 medals, 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Second overall was the team of Azerbaijan — 5 medals (2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze). Third place went to Ukraine — 5 medals (2 gold, 1 seebro and 2 bronze).
Only positive reviews
European champions in the Russian team were:
"I am very pleased with the performance of the team. All the guys did what they could, as everyone tried. Number of medals speaks for itself here. I am happy not only for his team, but also for women, too, for his colleague Alexander species, he also it worked, "- said by telephone Venkov" R-Sport "immediately after the competition.
"Estimates can only be positive. Statement gorgeous, especially the men's team. Many gold medals and so many positive emotions guys brought to the fans on this European Championship. Sincere congratulations to all the coaching staff and all the guys. Possible for each to walk and speak only all the positive no rough cons do not see, "- said in a telephone conversation with the correspondent of the" R-Sport "Olympic champion
However, the vice-president of the Weightlifting Federation of Russia (FTAR) expressed regret that not all athletes were able to show their strength. "It is unfortunate that there were failures in the same
Men's team performed brilliantly
The first of the Russian men's team played at Euro 24-year-old Oleg Chen in the weight category up to 69 kg. After a bad season last weightlifter set himself the task of winning the gold. A year ago at the European Championships in Turkey Chen received a score of zero, and then did not get into the national team for the Olympic Games, healed injuries. But this time, weightlifter was able to prepare
The head coach of the men's team Russia Alexander Venkov noted
"Great performance: six approaches, nice, no fuss. This guy has long earned the first place. Finally, he won something at the adult level," — he said.
A day later,
Great expectations of the coaching staff
"Auhadiev delivered just fine. He's the leader of the team. Evident that he scored just a crazy shape. Huge potential, the potential of visible and shows that he can still improve. At the World Cup, maybe it will storm the world record," — said Berastau .
Another promising weightlifter David Bejanyan for many unexpected time to recover for the European Championships. In October 2012, he was injured at the Cup of the President of the Russian Federation, and the forecasts were not very comforting, but the athlete managed. Bejanyan proved that he is a leader in Europe in the category up to 105 kg,
On the final day of competition in the weight category of over 105 kg
Leaders of the women's team fell short of expectations
Russian women's team at the tournament are incomplete. Got injured wrist
After the defeat in the fight against Tsarukaeva still at the World Cup in 2011, where she was only 6 minutes, Shainova thought about retirement.
The most titled Russian weightlifter Oxana Slivenko the tournament went without special training behind him, and
in two exercises weight lifting 257 kg (112 +145). Another Russian Tatiana Matveeva dropped out of the fight for the medals, unable to take the weight in the snatch.
European Championship was the first launch after the failure at the 2012 Olympics for Hope Evstyuhinoy.
The types of wreaths and coped with exam
For the new head coach of men's and women's national teams of Alexander and Alexandra Venkova Vidov European Championship was the first test —
In the previous European Championships in Turkey in 2012, the Russian team took 5 gold medals and 11 in total but at the 2012 Summer Olympics was left without gold, and then lost their jobs former national team coach David Riegert and Soltan Karakotov.
"Even if the team performed poorly, nothing could be said to throw stones in the direction of Venkova and species. Should understand that this is not an indicator European Championships and next year will not be revealing. This bombardment of the young." Bombardment "of the coaching staff. But already two years before the 2016 Olympics will have already showing results, then we will see if it will work to put together a team that will win the gold medal at the Games in Brazil ", — concluded the birch bark.
Particular attention is drawn the situation in the Russian national team at the European Championships. Live video of the warm-up room were confirming a great atmosphere. Even athletes in one category supported each other. At this point, paid special attention Berastau.
According to the vice-president FTAR, the results of the European Championship and the work of the coaching staff in Albania showed that "the Russian team led by new trainers moving in the right direction." "In all of this team were supporting each other, rejoiced. This thing that we have learned from this European Championships and in the future this friendly atmosphere to carry on, then it will be a great result — the gold medal at the Olympics," — he said.