2015 Russian Water Polo Squad

Like most other sides that will be taking part in the world championships to be held Kazan from 24 July-9 August this year, the Russian men’s squad has commenced its preparation. The National team’s candidates had a very busy season that lasted from mid August until the beginning of May playing in the domestic and international events for their clubs as well as the National team. The athletes had a couple of recovery weeks, before gathering at a Black Sea resort in Bulgaria for a conditioning camp where the below photograph was taken. Upon its completion, a collective opinion is that the event was both productive and enjoyable with excellent facilities, weather and, of course, food. Everyone is aiming to work hard in the remaining period before the WC and preserve the positive atmosphere that exists in the team no matter any difficulties that might come our way.

Front (from left): Viacheslav Sobchenko (Team Manager, Goalkeepers’ coach), Yuri Smirnov (Physio), Erkin Shagaev (Head coach), Yuri Grigoriev (Physician), Sergei Evstigneev (Assistant coach), Vitaly Skotnikov (Strength coach). Middle: Ivan Suchkov, Dmitry Antipov, Artem Odintcov, Ivan Nagaev, Sergei Lisunov, Igor Bychkov, Dmitry Gusev, Michail Ivankov, Stepan Andriukov, Albert Zinnatullin. Top: Adel Ginijatov, Dmitry Kholod, Konstantin Stepanyuk, Artem Ashaev, Kirill Korneev, Anton Antonov, Victor Ivanov, Vladislav Timakov, Aleksei Bugaichuk, Lev Magomaev.

About Erkin Эркин Shagaev Шагаев
European, world, Olympic champion, two times World Cup winner Чемпион Европы, мира, Олимпийских игр, двукратный обладатель Кубка мира

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