Monday, July 26, 2010


Ostapenko in the Brazil days.

An interview with Oleg Ostapenko at the All-Around.  A great insight into how Team Russia is preparing to stay deep.

Are you only currently responsible for gymnasts born in 1995/1996?
No, we are looking at younger girls already. The girls born in 1995 have nearly completely been handed over to Alexander Alexandrov [senior head coach] who will work with them from now on. We will keep a couple of the gymnasts born in 1996 with us. Grishina, Sidorova and a few others but we will mostly be working with younger girls. We have already invited girls born in 1997 and 1998 to the training camp [at Round Lake] and even one girl born in 1999. We are already looking towards and preparing for future competitions. For instance, the next Junior European Championships will be for girls born in 1997/1998, so we have to work with them now to strengthen the team.

via Gymnastics Coaching.


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