Commentator Dmitry Guberniev praised the work of the head coach of the Russian women’s biathlon team Mikhail Shashilov. He is quoted by Championship.com.
“When he was gone, we won the single-mix. Today in prizes. Maybe he should manage the national team remotely. Good luck, ”Guberniev suggested. He added that Shashilov often does not visit the stadium due to illness, but everyone is used to this.
On January 14, the Russian biathlon team won bronze medals in the women’s relay at the sixth stage of the World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. The Russian team included Valeria Vasnetsova, Svetlana Mironova, Irina Kazakevich and Kristina Reztsova.
On January 13, information appeared that the board of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) may raise the issue of Shashilov’s dismissal due to increased cases of violations of the regime. Later, Ivan Cherezov, a member of the board of the RBU, said that there was no such issue on the agenda of the meeting.
Shashilov, 62, was appointed head coach of the Russian women’s team in May 2020. Prior to that, the specialist served as the head coach of the Sverdlovsk region biathlon team. He was repeatedly accused of unfairly taking athletes from his region to the national team.