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Russian champion will prepare athletes from China for the Winter Olympics

29.09.2020 76 просмотров

Olympic champion Nikita Kryukov became the coach of the Chinese cross-country skiing team.


Winner of the gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Russian Nikita Kryukov became the coach of the Chinese cross-country skiing team. He told TASS about this.


The athlete will prepare Chinese skiers for the home Olympics in 2022, which will be held in Beijing. His contract with the federation is calculated until the end of the Olympic season.


“The discussion was still in the winter, I had to go to work in the spring, but because of the quarantine everything stopped,” said Nikita Kryukov, who has already Started working with a team in China.


The Olympic champion noted that the young Russian coach Nikolai Dundukov will help him in the coaching staff.


The Olympic champion will coach the men's and women's sprint teams. “I can't talk about where  and how training, but in in I must say that in terms of training, I expected the worst. On the eve of the home Olympics, all the athletes' eyes are burning, everyone is charged for work," he said.


Nikita Kryukov is 35 years old, in addition to the Olympic gold medal, he has a silver medal of the 2014 Games in Sochi and three victories in the world champions. He completed his professional career in April 2019.

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