Re: Czech biathlon news
Thank you. I knew that only first five countries can deploy six athletes. Both Czech men and women were among first five so they have right to deploy six athlettes but they were not. Shame on Czech budget Hovewer Czech trainer says it isn't only thing of budget, his opinion is that they have more opportunities to race in IBU cup then they'd have in world cup. Well that's hard to say when they don't get opportunity to race wprld cup from beginning of season He should know their performance level, though. I don't know whether to be mad at trainer or notLibertine Seguros said:I don't think the Belarusians have deployed all 6 women a few times this season too. I wouldn't say it's a "normal" situation, but that's mainly as only the top 5 countries get an allocation of six, and usually Norway, Germany, Russia and France account for four of those and their budget and resources cover six athletes easily (although for a while the French sent five women because Laure Soulié, representing Andorra, trained and lodged with them) and they have loads of IBU Cup options at a reasonable level so it's only if they get injuries or illnesses that they wouldn't fill the allocations.Kokoso said:Czech men and women haven't deployed six men and women in world cup until now, when they deploy Adam Václavík. Women stay five in number. Is this normal situation with other countries, not to deploy all possible biatlhletes in world cup?
I am surprised at the Czechs not entering six women at most races though, they've got a lot of talents coming through the system, the venues the World Cup has been at so far aren't too far away from them and are Schengen. I'm less surprised by Belarus mainly as the bulk of their points were Domracheva's, and with her out, strength in depth is lacking a bit and also the logistical issues are greater for them.