Coaching courses of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), held in Baku, turned out to be very productive, Yana Lukonina, Russian coach, the world and European champion, told reporters in Baku on January 15.
“We learned a lot of new things, we worked hard, and now the exams are ahead,” she said.
Talking about her coaching experience, Lukonina noted that her team has already managed to achieve a lot of success.
“I have been a coach for six years already,” she said. “My gymnasts have already achieved results in Russia - we won the country’s championship several times. So I think it is easier to work as a coach, because a person understands everything better than when being an athlete.”
Coaching courses of the highest (third) level, organized by experts of the Academy of the International Gymnastics Federation, kicked off in Baku Jan. 8.
A total of 22 coaches from Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria are taking part in the courses.
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