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Coach Leonid Svirid on results of Belarusian Judo Cup

Head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid and wrestler Yegor Voropayev have given an interview to the program "Sports Week".

Let’s begin from the internal start. What results and what issues to consider did the Belarusian Judo Cup give us?

Leonid Svirid, head coach of the Belarusian national judo team:
The forecast is not promising, because I didn.t see new starts who could help our national judo team to reach high results at the international arena in the nearest time.

The girls pleased me a bit. The winner of the European Youth Festival- Ksenia Novikova from Gomel-she is doing quite well. I think that these competitions she won in will give a strive to youth sport. I suppose that in one year or two she will be able to participate in the qualifications for the Olympic Games. We can hope, at least.

Being honest, I didn’t see anything new in the athletes. The same sportsmen participating. At the moment they are ready to participate on the international arena.

Coach Leonid Svirid on results of Belarusian Judo Cup