As it was already reported, some Nikolaev athletes who have won for Ukraine the Olympic licenses, according to the decision of the sports country leaders don't go to Beijing. The Nikolaev canoeists Sergey Bezugly and Maxim Prokopenko are included in the list of Olympians, but from it it isn't easier.
"At children "stole" one distance, - the honored trainer of Ukraine Vyacheslav Nikolaev so categorically commented on a situation. - In the European championship in Milan nikolayevets won the right to compete in Beijing at a distance of 1000 m, and in the championship of Ukraine won at a distance of 500 meters. All rules of selection were observed, and children was going to start in Beijing at both distances. However the list of the Olympic team where "kilometer" gave ровенчанину to Kruk and dnepropetrovets Dzhalilova" was announced on July 16.
Vyacheslav Nikolaev is sure that this decision broke training of the Nikolaev canoeists for the Olympic Games. If that our fellow countrymen will compete at the Olympic Games only on 500 m, it became known earlier, training process would build differently. You represent, what now to children? It can negatively be reflected in their performance in Beijing. And after all guys there not as supernumeraries go.
According to Vyacheslav Nikolaev, for July 23 rearrival was appointed to distances of 1000 m. The Nikolaev duet and Kruk with Dzhalilov in fair competition had to solve who is stronger. Vyacheslav Petrovich is sure: nikolayevets are now ready much better and would win against rivals. But this rearrival unexpectedly cancelled …
Now the Nikolaev regional federation of canoe racing, according to Vyacheslav Nikolaev, by means of skilled lawyers looks for ways of cancellation of the decision of sports officials.
Meanwhile, Bezugly and Prokopenko these days are on training collecting in Kiev. On August 8 they together with Vyacheslav Nikolaev take off for Beijing. Competitions of canoeists will begin on August 17.