Russian handball team showed an adult and tactically well-adjusted game in the World Championship U-18, President of the Handball Federation of Russian (HFR) Sergey Shishkarev said to the agency “R-Sport”.
On Sunday Russian handball team defeated Denmark 30:22 in the title match of the Women’s World Championship (U-18), held in Slovakia
“I watched the last matches of the WCh, and could not believe my eyes – the girls showed an adult game. I want to praise the national team coach (Vyacheslav Kirilenko) for it. Their game was tactically well-adjusted! They gained the pace or slowed down when it was necessary. Once we were behind in the score (1-2 points), but soon, bounced back. The power and tactical skill were incredible! Nobody calls these girls an inexperienced youth. They played magnificently, “- said Shishkarev by phone.
“It’s the fourth final among women’s teams U-18 and U-20 in two years. Today we did not give any chances to Denmark. It is very important psychologically. Shortly before the Olympic Games it is important to win a gold medal. The U-18 team gave a clear impetus to the national team: “We are inferior to you, we are the World Champions, but we have learned from you! If we could win, why can’t you do the same? “- he added.
According to Shishkarev, the victory in the Women’s World Championship U-18 gives us confidence in the future of our national team.
“Our national team U- 20 is a silver medalist of the Women’s World Championship, our team U-18 is a gold medalist. Anna Vyahireva and other girls played for these teams two years ago, and now they are key players of our national team. The competition is growing, and these young girls are on their way. It’s great and it gives us confidence that we will be worthy to take part in the high class competition in the coming years, “- the Head of the HFR said.
Source – R-Sport.