Russian junior national water polo team is through a series of away training sessions held within team’s preparation for the European Championships.
Russian team was training in Tuapse during second half of July till the beginning of August and then traveled to French Troyes to play warm up matches with Team France. Russia has won both games with the final scores of 13:11 and 15:8. Among the best goal scorers were two players from Uralochka – Nadezhda Yarondaikina and Natalia Perfilyeva – each having scored four goals in both games. This competition was a part of a training routine for the European Championships in Chelyabinsk which is only three weeks away, so, the coaching staff had to make a very important decision and pick out the best candidates to play for the national water polo team.
Despite the victories, junior team’s main coach Mikhail Nakoryakov still thinks it is too soon to tell the team is all set for the forthcoming competition. The team has a lot to work on in terms of physical training, tactics and team interaction in order to win gold.
Starting August 25, in Zlatoust, Russian water polo players begin the last phase of training for the Championships and move to practice in Chelyabinsk, where they will use Stroitel swimming pool for their trainings, on September 1. After this session the coaching staff will make a final list of the athletes who will play for the national Russian team at the European Water Polo Championships in Chelyabinsk.