SERGEY KONOVALOV: A LINEUP FOR RELAY WILL BE ANNOUNCED UPON A JOINT DECISION

The head coach of national women biathlon team has summarized the results of athletes from Russia in individual race.

— Today all athletes except, Darya Virolainen on first range, were rather good in shooting although weather conditions were changing all the time. The wind was blowing from different sides, but our biathletes managed to deal with it.

After the first shooting all participated athletes were informed about their statistics and were able to make some corrections.

As for Ekaterina Yurlova, I think she was good technically, still there was a little delay on fourth shooting, she lost her rhythm and, to some extent, it was the reason why she missed.

We have no doubts in our methods, we need some more time to keep this direction, and then we will be able to understand, was it right or not. There’s no use in changing it along the season. We were working well and will analyze the season thoroughly upon its end. We will discuss out plans for preparing for a new season. Of cause, some corrections will be made, but in general, the tactics we’ve chosen, was right.

In the nearest future we will have a meeting of coaches and analyze the skiing of our athletes and their shooting, give this information to officials and together will announce a lineup for relay.