Biathlete Bjørndalen training in Raubichi
Eight-time Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjørndalen to train at sports complex near Minsk, for about 10 days
Ole Einar Bjørndalen in Raubichi, near Minsk
The senior trainer of the national team of Belarus, Alexander Syman, tells us the plans of the world legend.
Does the arrival of Bjørndalen in Belarus mean that he can join the ranks of our team?
It doesn’t, unfortunately; no team would decline to have him, despite his age, as he is a biathlon legend. His name attracts a lot of attention, even in summer!
It’s a real asset for us, lending prestige.
You’re right there! However, Raubichi is already well-known as a training venue and, following reconstruction, is a global leader for summer training. Its facilities are outstanding, offering the highest level. That a dedicated professional, of Norwegian nationality, has chosen to come to Raubichi, speaks volumes.
Bjørndalen’s training won’t be limited to practice only, as he’ll focus on firearms training and will take part in fitness activities, such as swimming, sailing and cycling.
By Kirill Pirogov
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