Former senior trainer of man's Russian national team on biathlon Vladimir Alikin has criticized the result the Russians last season. His words are quoted Sportbox.ru.
"Two or three minutes, lose feet, it is not the result of the national team. Definitely need to change the coaching staff. Cheat, that it should be working under loads, the peak should be at the Olympics. I would the women's team broke up just. It is a utopia, a parody of the biathlon. School destroyed this," said Alikin.
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