Russian women national team basketball — team is young, and it will have a difficult season in November this year and February, 2021 th left to play four matches in qualifying for the European championship final tournament which will be held in France and Spain, 17-27 June 2021. Pandemic break was very unfortunate, because a long pause could prevent the team to really gel together. But now, finally, the team met in Novogorsk.
Now in Novogorsk 15 players, 10 of them started training in the middle of the final week. According to the requirements of the Ministry of sport and epidemiology, athletes had to be tested for COVID-19 and mandatory quarantine. Team members arrived by plane or train, needs to pass additional 24-hour quarantine. Therefore, the number of players, and head coach Alexander Kovalev and his assistant Dmitry Shumikhin, joined the team later.
However, after a thorough medical examination of two girls sent home, but it is not in the coronavirus. “In mid-July Kamilla Ogun warned me that did the microsurgery on the eye, explained head coach Alexander Kovalev. She could start training after two-week break – that is, a few days after arrival on base. However, the results of the EMA Camille was prescribed restoration for at least another three weeks, and yesterday we sent her home to be treated. And Julia Gladkova old problems with the Achilles, I decided to spare”.
Instead left Novogorsk athletes, the coaching staff has caused only one player to replace Valentyna Kozhukhar, world champion-2017 national team U-19. According to Kovalev, one more will not call, because “until you get, until there are long quarantine, half the collection is already pass away.”
First of all scared the news about a positive test for coronavirus captain of the women’s team’s Fadeaway that it took place independently before arrival in Novogorsk. However, re-testing and the analysis on antibodies showed a negative result. Therefore, she needs to join the team on Monday evening, July 27. Training 22-year-old athlete can start only after the 36-hour quarantine and control test COVID-19, conducted by members of the FMBA directly on the database.
According to the President of the Russian Basketball Federation Andrei Kirilenko, this fee is very important for team: “Pandemic for several months deprived us of basketball, but now, finally, the national women’s team has the opportunity to come back to the site and to work productively, to lay the Foundation for the next season. We have a fairly young team, which thanks to this collection has a great opportunity to experience together. During the season of little breaks for national team matches is clearly not enough. Therefore, we are very grateful to the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation for the opportunity to pass this gathering in Novogorsk”.
At the moment a full-fledged training began the following players: defenders Anna Drilling (club in the season-2019/20 — “Dinamo”, Kursk, 22 years, 172 cm), Victoria Zavyalova (UMMC, Ekaterinburg, 21 years, 170 cm), Julia Kozik (“Dynamo” K, 23, 177 cm), Elizaveta Komarova (IBA, Moscow, 25 years old, 174 cm), Ksenia Levchenko (“Sparta & K”, a Prominent, 24 years, 169 cm) forwards Adelina Bayburov (“ernes”, Germany, 25 years old, 185 cm), Nina Glonti (MBA, 23 years old, 188 cm), Anna Zaytseva (“Rostov-don-southern Federal University”, Rostov-on-don, 20 years old, 181 cm), Raisa Musina (UMMC, 22 years old, 192 cm), Olga frolkin (Dynamo K/a”University,” Poland, 22 years, 183 cm), Anastasia Chuvahina (“Dynamo farm”, Kursk, 22, 180 cm), center Gosselin Maiga (“Wroclaw”, Poland, 24 years old, 193 cm), Albina razheva (Nadezhda, Orenburg, 25 years old, 189 cm), Tatiana SEMA (“Sparta & K”, 23 years old, 192 cm), Elizaveta Shabanova (“Dynamo” To, 22, 197 cm).