Biathlon is getting younger; the biathletes who top the ratings now are just over 20 years old. Our national team has many young and very talented biathletes as well, but unfortunately they are not among the world leaders. Due to this fact RBU has decided to thoroughly analyze the performance of our athletes, define problems and find solutions. To do so, we’ll get a special analytical department involved in the effort.
This year Russia has been hosting both IBU Congress and IBU World Championships Biathlon. The preparation of these events took a long time and subsequently less attention was paid to the biathletes themselves. That’s why during this season we must focus on training of our biathletes.
The World Championships Biathlon is a kind of experiment before the Sochi Olympiad. The Russian biathletes have been dealing with “extra” psychological pressure, which on no account should affect their performance. In 2014 the tension will definitely be much stronger, which means our sportsmen should be as prepared as Norway’s and Germany’s biathletes are for this Championship. Concentration and relaxation will guarantee our success in Sochi.