|David Belyavski in the course of the All Round closing ultimately month’s European Championships. Courtesy RGF
|Final week, Natalia Kalugina interviewed European All Round Champion David Belyavski and his coach, Valeri Lomaev, on Radio Moscow Echo. The gymnast is again in coaching after a brief post-European Championships break, working exhausting in preparation for July’s Universiade at a nationwide coaching camp within the German Olympic centre. He talks about upgrades to his routines (together with a triple twisting Yurchenko second vault), his workforce and his rivals. Lupita right here gives a abstract of the important thing factors :
Valeri Lomaev: Coaching goes nicely. All of the gymnasts are coaching nicely.
David Belyavski: We’ll combat. I’ve gained expertise.
Natalia Kalugina: I’m blissful to your medal on parallel bars. They require education.
DB: It was surprising for me. A few of the greatest parallel bars specialists used to return from amongst the Russians.
NK: We was the very best (for instance, Nikolai Kryukov [ed: Kryukov was 1999 World All Around champion and won medals on parallel bars at European level in 2007 and 2008]). Today we’re pleased with a bronze medal. David has top-of-the-line routines. We have now to search out higher execution.
DB: The throughout is crucial for me. I’ve to develop my D scores. That is extra vital for the workforce. We will improve the routines.
NK: How do you overcome concern?
VL: Via coaching.
This 12 months is extra difficult for us than the 12 months earlier than the Olympics. The Universiade is vital for the Federation, for Russia.
NK: The workforce could be very younger.
VL: We have now to maintain the workforce. Now, now we have reserves.
NK: I used to be requested to ask David to my programme [ed: assume she is referring to the Federation]. We have now a query from a listener: On which equipment are you able to win medals? Parallel bars, in fact …
DB: Ground, Pommel Horse. Subsequent, I’m going to deliver again a second vault.
NK: These occasions require totally different abilities…
DB: They’re all indispensable for the throughout efficiency.
NK: Do you wish to compete on the Universiade?
DB: I actually wish to. I wish to show that what I achieved on the European Championships was not by likelihood.
NK: It’s the primary time in 20 years that the Universiade has been thought of crucial competitors. One of the best gymnasts seldom compete there.
|David with coach Valeri Lomaev
DB: I don’t know what the extent is on the Universiade.
VL: The Universiade will permit David to show once more he’s a first-class gymnast.
NK: Is it simpler to coach for large begins by competing on the World Cup?
VL: We don’t have a lot expertise. Time will inform.
DB: We’ll prepare in Germany till the tip of Could. On the German Olympic centre. (I believe Hambuechen was not very nicely ready for the European Championships.) There’s a great ambiance in our workforce. We had been all members of the Junior workforce.
NK: Belyavsky and Ignatyev are good throughout gymnasts. Does the workforce want extra all-arounders?
DB: In fact. Kuksenkov is an excellent gymnast. We have now competed collectively and to date he has all the time overwhelmed me. We’ll see what occurs. He didn’t prepare for the European Championships.
Regarding Verniaiev, I solely learn his assertion the place he stated that he realized on the Web that he had approached Russia wanting to affix the workforce :-)
VL: We’re upgrading the routines little by little. We then stabilize the routines for four-five months.
DB: I didn’t select gymnastics. Gymnastics selected me. There was a faculty close to dwelling.
VL: He got here when he was 14, he was very good. His Excessive Bar was weak in 2005. He proved he was keen to work.
DB: The Olympics gave me expertise. My D scores weren’t sufficient to combat for medals although.
NK: Why are we behind the opposite groups (gymnasts?)?
DB: I even have my very own factor on Parallel Bars. Different gymnasts are additionally making an attempt to catch us.
NK: We have now usually stated that we lack tough parts.
VL: We have now to observe a sure tempo, we can’t run dangers.
DB: The Korean Olympic champion is clear. I can’t say the identical concerning the different Koreans.
On the Olympics I went out of bounds on flooring (in reply to a query).
I had a chilly earlier than the European Championships. My victory was surprising.
VL: Through the heat up, he agreed to not carry out his new parts.
DB: I don’t have an idol in gymnastics. We have now to concern the Japanese, the Chinese language. From the Ukraine, Stepko, Verniaiev. They’re my age. Verniaiev’s D rating is increased than Uchimura’s.
You turn out to be extra assured with time. All of the members on the workforce are younger.
VL: [About the new Code of Points] It’s all the time tough. We’d like good execution.
DB: On the European Championships I used to be very nervous earlier than Pommel Horse.
VL: He’s assured, this can be a characteristic of his character. Based on my expertise, I didn’t wish to drive his preparation. I wished to shine all the weather.
DB: We agree on the weather we wish to attempt.
VL: I assist him technically.
NK: A younger workforce went to the Olympics.
DB: Every part went nicely.
DB: I’ve to study new parts on Parallel Bars, Rings and Excessive Bar. I nonetheless don’t really feel I’m chief. My second Vault will likely be a triple twisting Yurchenko. Matvey Petrov can combat for medals on Pommel Horse.
We will beat the British gymnasts.