Biathlon Open day
From Chita to Moscow — the first
Moscow, Sports School #43
The main guests of the Moscow school were the president of the Russian Biathlon Union Mikhail Prokhorov and CEO Sergey Kushchenko. The RBU head presented to the school the new rifles
«Such events attract the attention of the public to the present situation of the children sport in the country,» explains Mikhail Prokhorov to Biathlonrus.com.
Even the successful schools have their problems. They refer not only to the renovation of the facilities, but also to the qualification of the coaching staff and the system of training. The main accent of our program
The important goal is ahead of us. We need to transform the system into the new quality condition. We have done a lot during the past two years. Perhaps it was imperceptible, but many of the changes were already integrated, and they will pay off later. Take a look at the new children rifle, which was designed and developed for the children biathlon. Many said it was impossible to make the rifle for young biathletes from the ordinary air rifle, but we did it.
Children sport is one of the priorities of the RBU work. There are always two ways to solve the global task — without risk and with slowly fall, or with experiments and responsibility and being the best. The first way is unacceptable, the second — is the only one that is right. There are many people who do nothing except talking; we are from those, who work quietly and systematically, just like a steamroller.»
Chita, Zabaikalsky krai, Biathlon School
While the western part of Russia was still sleeping, the Open day started in the East of Russia. About 80 potential sportsmen visited the Central zabaikalskaya biathlon school in Chita. During the whole day the master classes, competitions and demonstration performance were held in the school.
«The majority of the potential biathletes came today with their parents,» comments the deputy director of the Chita school Larisa Bobyleva.
The main event of the Open day became an open training session of the biathletes from the local sports school. The biathletes of the senior group competed in a relay. The young sportsmen came with their friends. The potential sportsmen visited the Open day with their parents. The admission to the school starts in September, but everybody who was interested could get the all required information regarding the biathlon school's admission.
During the Open day in Angarsk, the organizers led the tour of the
Krasnoyarsk, Biathlon Academy
About 50 children had the chance to get to know better what the biathlon is during the Open day in Krasnoyarsk Biathlon Academy. In Krasnoyarsk the visitors could enjoy the relays, try the shooting training simulator SKAT and the rifles of Izhmash and Anschutz. The Olympic champion of Calgary Valery Medvedtsev and the Nagano Olympics Silver medal winner Olga Romasko organized the master classes. The coach of the national women team Pavel Rostovtsev also visited the Open day and told the children about his first steps in biathlon.
«About 50 people visited our school during the Open day,» says the director of the Biathlon Academy Konstantin Ivanov.
«Most of the children saw the biathlon only on TV, at the Open day they had the chance to try the rifle and biathlon equipment by themselves,» explains Valery Medvedtsev.
Omsk, Sports School #13
40 children, that visited the Open day in Omsk had the chance to participate in a guided tour of the school and to see the demonstration performance of the sportsmen. The most vivid impression for children became a meeting with the national team member Yana Romanova.
«I told children about myself, about the beginning of my carrier in biathlon,» shares her experience Yana Romanova.
Kemerovo, Sports School
The sports school in Kemerovo restored the biathlon division only last December, and today 25 children and their parents visited its Open day. The visitors had the tour of the local biathlon stadium.
«Five children of those twenty five who came already expressed the wish to start training,» comments the coach of the school in Kemerovo Viktoria Svintsova.
Except for the master class we organized a tour of the school's and the shooting range's territory. We showed to your guests the entire infrastructure and shared the development plans. By the end of the day we came to the conclusion, that the experiment was successful and decided to organize one more Open day in the end of September. The school will be fully functional by that time, and we will take into the account the experience, that we obtained today.
Ekaterinburg, Sports school of the
The coached, the junior biathletes and the member of the national team Ekaterina Glazyrina gathered at the shooting range of the sports school in Ekaterinburg.
«I can say that I really liked the event,» shares her experience Ekaterina Glazyrina.
My personal coach Valery Shitikov told the beginning biathletes about the history of biathlon and the major events in the development of our sport. After that we led the master class at the shooting range and showed the technique of the run at the
Novosibirsk, Biathlon Sports School Lokomotiv
The Olympic champions Sergey Tarasov and Anna
«The Open day in Novosibirsk visited the young sportsmen from the local biathlon school Lokomotiv,» says Anna
Tyumen, Sports School #2
In Tyumen region the Open day were held in two sports schools — sports school #2 and sports school of Zavodoukovsk. The young fans of biathlon could attend the master class from to members of the national biathlon team — Maksim Maksimov and Evgeny Garanichev.
«I believe that if we organize such events every year, than the biathlon sports schools will get more and more young sportsmen, who can later become biathlon champions,» summarizes Maksim Maksimov.
Saratov, Sports School #3
Saratov is not the main biathlon region in Russia, but surprisingly for the project's organizers the sports school in Saratov got the biggest number of guests. The stadium Salyut hosted the Biathlon Open day today. The sports veterans as well as the pupils of the regular schools of the region participated in the event in addition to the sportsmen and the coaches of the sports school #3. About 500 people participated in the event.
The leading coaches and the biathlon veterans, the members of the USSR team were among them, told the quests about the history of the school and its victories. The member of the national junior team Alexander Loginov and his personal coach Ekaterina Khaliullina held the master class. The demonstration competition was organized as the shooting duels. Eight teams, composed from the sportsmen of the sports schools #3 and #4, and four teams, composed from the quests, participated in the competition.
In the end of the event the organizers awarded the best sportsmen of the season
Izhevsk, Biathlon School of Udmurtia
More than 140 people visited the Biathlon Open day in Udmurtia. Igor Krasnov, the minister of sport in the republic supported the project launched by the RBU. The Olympic champion Natalia Snytina also visited the sports complex this day.
Several master classes were organized for the guest of the event. The participants could see the laser rifles and the local
The sportsmen of the Udmurtia team presented to the quests the biathlon souvenirs. By the end of the day the coaches of the beginning groups got more than 20 applications from the future biathletes.