Mishin knows why the domestic sports is a limping dog
An illiterate management in the sport has led to the failure of our national team at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, says the famous coach Alexei Mishin, for which the world of figure skating has long called "Professor".
Meeting with journalists, Alexei Mishin does not conceal the fact that at the Olympics in Sochi, the country can come up with a decent athlete, with respect to figure skating. Of course, talking about the men, the only savior is Evgeni Plushenko, who decided to return to the sport after a three-year hiatus. There is hope for the young and rising generation, but they have yet to find its niche in the European Championship. In the meantime, "no one can take up Plushenko's post".
The domestic sport is a bow-legged dog that limps and has three legs: "lagging behind in the methodological aspects", one leg, "works badly in the organzing employement both for coaches and young athletes" - that's the second leg, and on top of it - an imperfect law - that's three. The fourth leg, are Olympic heroes and sports stars, that has to stand on the other three wobbly legs. Everything, according to Mishin, the result of poor management.
About cutting heads of sports officials after the Olympic Games, he tries to avoid talking about saying that he won't to argue with the decisions of the president, that supposedly know better. However, commenting on information about the head of the Olympic Committee Leonid Tyagachev, Mishin stated: "Tyagachev departure is the result of his management skills."
Sport has become a production, a skating rink - the factory. It needs first a proper leadership so the goods are released with quality, believes the coach. However is not as simply as to just pour money into the sport, it is not enough, Mishin looks at it more globally: "Before we need to feed, clothed and give shoes to those who pick in the garbage to live and only then to start building stadiums."
And still need to support promising athletes from a young age and before World Cup championship, and at all levels (from local to federal). Mishin proposes to look for "stars" and give them the status of "Olympic Hopes". News on all stages, giving them the opportunity to train, not as much as it should be, but as much as they want. And the more the better. To support these athletes financially.
What is happening at this stage of stagnation of national sport, in professional terms could be described as: "As in the biathlon, we missed and then we went to a penalty circle, but soon we will come up again to the main track", - concluded Alexei Mishin. As for the prospects of Sochi-2014 regarding his pupil Evgeni Plushenko, the trainer saying that everything can change, because a year ago the doctors said that Evgeni that it would be very difficult to come back because of injuries. The whole team is "necessary not only to scratch, but to execute Bulgarian dance on hot coals. The main thing is to find a good choreographer.