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Coach: national team of the Novosibirsk region Curling lucky with the opponents at the Olympics

Artem Shmakov (right)

© TASS/Press service of the VIII winter games of pupils of Russia

MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. The national team of the Novosibirsk region Curling lucky with the opponents on the eighth winter games of pupils of Russia. This opinion a press-service of the competitions was expressed by head coach Artem Shmakov.

Women’s national team of the Novosibirsk region has won silver at the tournament, losing in the finals the team of the Chelyabinsk region.

“We were a bit lucky with your opponents, we got to those whom I knew because they are our neighbors – the people that we are with them not just met, so I like the coach, knew how to play with them. We wanted to get into the prizes, but I understood that can something not suffice because the preparation is very small. Athletes are not entirely new, train a year and a half, but they got together and showed that you can,” the coach said.

Shmakov told about the development of Curling in the region. “Curling in Novosibirsk is developing very fast, the rink was built quite recently – two years at a stretch, this is the third or fourth professional ice rink in Russia. Our budget is still limited, but we are on the main event that wanted to go got. I hope that next year our budget will increase and we will go for more number of tournaments,” – said Shmakov.

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