Brynzak explained why athletes suffer a Ukrainian flag at Olympic games opening

Брынзак объяснил, почему биатлонисты не понесут флаг Украины на открытии Олимпиады

Vladimir Brynzak

Vladimir Brynzak said how things are in the team biathlon a week before start Games in 2018.

The President of the biathlon Federation of Ukraine Volodymyr Brynzak shared the latest news of the Olympic team and explained why the camp is held in Kazakhstan, not in Europe.

“Part of the team now in Kazakhstan. This Vita and valja Semerenko, Julia Jim and Anastasiya Merkushyna. Almaty has a base where they passed the last Universiade and the Asian games-2011. Most importantly, there is three hours time difference with Korea. This is to ensure acclimatization smoothly, not as if straight from Europe to fly with which the difference is 8 hours. Plus there are mountains, the height – after the world Cup in Antholz, it was possible to continue training in the mountains and 3 Feb have to go down to the Olympic village, at the level where the competitions will be held. The rest arrived in Kiev with European Championships and 1 February fly through Kazakhstan to Seoul without stopping.

Olena Pidhrushna still hurts, the rest have all passed. The physical condition shows the competition.

As for the mood of the team, the guys calm and focused. Experimental. Everything is fine. The newcomers were the world Championships, a lot of competitions – they already know that no need to worry,” – said project Manager brynzak in an interview Today.

According to Brynzak, the athletes did not offer to carry the flag at the opening ceremony.

“They (the organizers – ed.) know that we race 10th (the opening of the Games February 9 – ed.) and that men never go to the opening. Perhaps if the skier Valentina Shevchenko will give a license to her sixth Games, she will carry the flag. Can freestyler Abramenko,” said project Manager brynzak.

Earlier it was reported the full composition of the Ukrainian team at the Olympics-2018.

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