Rewriting Russian Gymnastics Blog breaks the news – Russian WAG Head Coach Alexander Alexandrov has been dismissed from his position. Apparently, the decision was made by a vote of the board of the Russian Gymnastics Federation, including some of the coaches of gymnasts who performed poorly at the London Olympic Games.
International Gymnast reports that Alexandrov claims that Russian Gymnastics Federation Vice President Andrei Rodionenko is said to have manipulated the vote to fire him:
“The decision was not the federation’s, but came from Andrei and Valentina Rodionenko,” he said. “They gathered coaches who they could control. And we didn’t have any freedom for each person to sit and say what he thinks, because he will be punished. All the others were just sitting there silent.”
The 60 year old is said to be replaced by the National Bar Coach Evgeny Grebenkin.
This is massive news to rock the Russian camp. I would imagine many countries will be wanting to snap him up as a Head Coach.
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