Businessman and politician Sergei Shishkarev was elected head of the Russian Handball Federation for the third time. So the next Conference of the organization, held on Friday, December 24, decided. According to the agenda, members of the Executive Committee and heads of commissions on specialized issues were also elected. Admittedly, there are not many changes. The 2000 Olympic champion Lev Voronin remains the CEO. MK-Sport provides the most interesting theses from the head of the FGR, who focused on the results of 2021.
On the results of the Women’s World Cup: “We do not bet bad”
“Two major competitions were held this year by the Russian women’s team. At the Tokyo Olympics, there was a” silver “, as we call it, with a golden tint, and at the December World Championships, although the task (semifinal) was not achieved, we were not” unsatisfactory ” There is a planned update, and I openly said that the draw was a little strange. All the semi-finalists of Tokyo cannot be in the same part of the grid. And we lost alternately to vice-champions and champions. “
On the format of the World Championship: “It would be nice to do some more work”
“The President of the International Handball Federation (IHF), Dr. Hasan Mustafa, believes the format of the 32-team World Cup is correct, for the sake of popularization. Popularization is necessary. But, probably, it would be good to work on the format. Because some teams literally came to get acquainted with handball and lost with a huge difference And ours, besides Cameroon, played with practically equal rivals. And Cameroon in the African zone is not the weakest team. “
On the task for the Olympic cycle: “Get into the prize-winners in Paris”
“We can already announce the tasks for the Olympic cycle. For the women’s team – to get into the prize-winners in Paris-2024.
About men’s handball: “I can’t get through”
“Today the Conference was held in a positive manner. Although there were negative topics. In particular, in the Krasnodar Territory, where I and Yevgeny Trefilov come from, the authorities do not pay attention to the SKIF team, which was the forge of Soviet men’s handball personnel. I’m flying there on Monday and will talk to the vice-governor. He should join the leadership of the regional handball federation. “
On development: “For a tenth of football funds”
“Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dmitry Rogozin reiterated today that handball is a popular sport, not an elite one, like football or hockey. We, of course, really hope and wish to go to the World Cup in Qatar for footballers. in football and hockey – and the results would have improved even further. The main problem is the lineup of children, youth, youth and university sports. It is very important to us. Handball in two regions (Orenburg and Omsk regions) is now run by two rectors. “
On agreements: “There will be no sanctions against Russia”
“We have also touched on match-fixing today. But we will not repeat ourselves: the perpetrators who were identified were punished, and there will be no sanctions against Russia, since we identified the problem ourselves. It’s about something else. Let us invite colleagues from all team sports to join forces and add legal nuances. Playing bets and involving players there is not our invention. But the guys got caught. And it is clear that this happens in various sports. “
On the new format of the Women’s Superleague: “We want to see the rapid growth of players”
“We have frankly discussed the topic of the new format of the women’s Super League with division into groups” A “and” B “. The scheme is experimental. All reforms have both pros and cons. You are right that during the entire first part of the championship, Olympic-level players will not come to Volgograd , Maikop, etc. On the other hand, Group A is very strong. I have not heard any complaints from representatives of the leading group.
If we want to support a strong team and see the rapid growth of players, then this is the formula that can be achieved. We looked at the world championship winners Norwegians Stine Oftedal and Nuru Mörk. They are leaders in both strong championships and in the Champions League. They are the leaders, respectively, of the Hungarian Gyr and the Norwegian Vipers. And they constantly play difficult matches. and smile, don’t cry into the camera. “