The scandalous Russian coach Alexander Kasperovich is the new mentor of our national biathlon team, the federation announced officially. Vitaly Noritsin will help him. The two will lead a men’s and women’s team at the same time.
Because of Kasperovich at the last World Cup, the rooms of the Russians were ransacked after it turned out that he was there with the accreditation of the Ukrainian delegation. Kasperovic was the personal mentor of the world’s leader Alexander Loginov, who was taken to the police for questioning.
Both Russian specialists were national coaches. Kasperovic led the men and Noritsin led the women.
Noritsin is a former athlete and also won a bronze medal at the European Men’s Relay Championships in Ufa in 2009, along with Anton Shipulin, Alexander Schreider and Viktor Vassiliev. Since 2016, together with Valery Medvedtsev, he has been working with the women’s national team.
In an interview with sports.ru, the president of our federation Ekaterina Dafovska admits that the two coaches did not come to Bulgaria because of the salaries, but to prove themselves as specialists.
A Bulgarian specialist will be added to them. The current mentor Nikola Zakharov will work with the teenagers together with Ilian Penev.