Top-10 events of September
Seeing the first autumn month off, Biathlonrus.com recalls the great performance of the Russian team at the WCH in Ufa, admires the victories of Maxim Chudov, tries to find new candidates to the national team, and reminds of the selection criteria.
Harvest of the month. 9 gold medals at the Summer WCH
There is no doubt, that the strongest biathletes of top level like Svendsen, Birnbacher and many others were invited. But they could come – for them to decide. National championships in many countries happened simultaneously with the world championship. It also reduced the number of probable participants. The championship without stars of course becomes more boring; nevertheless, the medals and titles do not loose in absolute terms. Nine Russian victories in ten races,
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Like of the month. Champion photo in Ufa
The photo was made in autumn, but it’s filled with summer. 143 followers of the RBU’s Facebook page like the champion smiles.
Decision of the month. Selection criteria to the national team
The third phase is a selection for the
Flash of the month. Larisa Kuznetsova and Valentina Nazarova
Summer Russian Championship also revealed some candidates to the national team. Larisa Kuznetsova named this season as the most important in her carrier and took two gold medals in Tchaikovsky
Juniors of the month. Olga Podchufarova and Alexander Loginov
Olga Podchufarova became an absolute champion of Ufa, winning all possible races. After that, she relocated to Tchaikovsky and won another medal in the individual race, missing four times. Last spring sophisticated second name of Olga slipped out in the talks of Wolfgang Pichler about “Russian talents” and “future of the team”.
Alexader Loginov is another talent. He wins junior medals in packs, but he is not in a hurry to the main team. However, the short checkup by the IBU cups next season could be a great encouragement for a
Video of the month. Anna Bogaliy. The best moments
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Maxim Chudov of the month. 1–1–0 at the summer world championship
The races in Ufa were the first starts for Max in 1,5 years. Finishing first in the sprint, he reminded everyone of his brand qualities – obstinacy and passion. Six years after the first summer title he won another one.
Agreement of the month. A tripartite declaration
The IBU, the RBU and the Organizing committee Sochi 2014 signed a document which regulates participation of three key organizations in preparation of the races at the Laura complex. The document is signed by the IBU first
The biathlon elite will test Sochi next spring – the eights world cup will take place here on March 4–10.
Nomination of the month. Evgeny Garanichev nominated for Biathlon Award – 2012
Last December nervous and inexperienced Garanichev was sent by the team’s coaches to the IBU cup. Today Evgeny is one of the main team players, and one of the fast progressive racers of the peloton. Three personal podiums, and one victory are the sound arguments against Swedish Lindstrem, Canadian Green, Holland Sloof and American Dunklee in the in the battle for the “Best newcomer” nomination.
Breakthrough of the month. 40000 followers in Twitter
Official twitter of the Russian Biathlon Union jumped over a