Raphaël Poirée: Belarus needs 5-10 years to get decent biathletes

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Raphaël Poirée: Belarus needs 5-10 years to get decent biathletes

The legendary French biathlete Raphael Poirée spoke about the time spent in Belarus.

- When you were active biathlete, the Russian biathlon was noticeably stronger. What happened now?

- I used to train the men's team of Belarus and I saw how different our training philosophy is. In Norway and France, the technique is simply much better. Hence the difference in the results that we see now.

- Your coaching experience in Belarus ended in failure. Do you intend to return to this activity again, or will you work only on television?

- At first I really liked Belarus. But the level of the team was comparable with the junior level. I tried to explain to the leadership that the team should be created almost from scratch and this will take from five to ten years. But they wanted to see a world champion in a year. It does not work this way. To get results, you must first build something," said Poirée.

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