Vladimir Korolkevich is included to the coaching staff of the women's team
Honored coach of the USSR Vladimir Korolkevich is included to the coaching staff of the Russian women's team. The contract with the famous specialist, who worked with the Ukrainian and Slovenian teams, is signed for one year. Last year, Korolkevich worked with the Ukrainian team, which won five medals at the World championship 2013 in Nove Mesto.
«Korolkevich is well known in our country — as far as I am concerned, this is not the first time he gets an invitation from the Russian team. However, his personal circumstances did not let him to accept a proposal. This time he was unengaged and told us he was ready to work with the team,» commented the head coach of the Russian women's team Alexander Selifonov.
Four specialists will work under a supervision of Alexander Selifonov in the coaching staff of the women's team: Wolfgang Pichler, Pavel Rostovtsev, Vladimir Korolkevich and Sergey Efimov.
Was born in 1952. Honored coach of the USSR and Belorussian SSR. In 1990 left USSR for Slovenia. In 1996 got a Slovenian citizenship. He worked with the biathlon and skiing teams of Slovenia for many years. Korolkevich worked with Vesna Fabian, Tadeja Brankovic, brothers Matjaz and Joze Poklukar, Tomas Globocnik.
Korolkevich worked with the Ukrainian biathlon men's team in the season 2006/2007. He could join the Russian team before the season 2009/2010, but refused to do so because of his health conditions. In 2010, he worked with Ekaterina Iourieva as a personal coach.
Last season Korolkevich strengthened the Ukrainian women's team. Many Ukrainian biathletes mentioned, that his work played an important role in success of the team last season.