Died trainer biathlete of the Russian team
Famous Russian coach Valery Alekseevich Shitikov died on 9 March. Private coach Ekaterina Shumilova and Ekaterina Glazyrina, which continue the concerts at the world Championships in Kontiolahti (Finland), died on the 76th year of life.
Before the holidays honored coach of the Russian Federation Valery Shitikov was in the sports complex "Dynamo" in the workplace, preparing charges skis, specified personal projects. Valery Alekseevich has made an immense contribution to the development of biathlon in the Sverdlovsk region and the country as a whole. He worked with the women's team in the most difficult times (1989-1990 and 1991-1993) , and specifically to his work associated with the success tenfold world champion Elena Golovina and seven-time world champion, Olympic medalist Svetlana Davydova cave.
With him also connected sports the fate of today's women national team of Russia - Ekaterina Shumilova and Ekaterina Glazyrina. For Glazyrina it to its last days remained a private trainer. Russian biathlon family misses together with family and friends Valery Alekseevich Shitikova, informs "Soviet Sport".
Recall that on March 8 at the biathlon world Championships, which takes place in Kontiolahti, occurred pursuit. Ekaterina Shumilova finished 4 and Ekaterina Glazyrina became the 21st.