Interview with Khamid Yunusov, Vice President of WBHF- "Russia want to achieve the highest top plate in the Ball hockey."
Are you satisfied with performances "ZBORNAJA KAMANDA" at World Championship 3vs3 in Bratislava?
We were very satisfied. Russia won two bronze medals (EC, WC) and the team showed that they prepared for the championship. Our managers Mr. Kocherin and Mr. Markidan put together an excellent team. Our goalkeeper Kapitulin was named to the all star team. In the sport of ball hockey our goal is to reach the top and there are many possibilities in Russia.
What are the future plans?
In 2016, our focus is on the Junior World Championships in Prague and Seniors World Championships 3vs3 in Montreal. The WC event in Bratislava has created very good feedback in Russia so it will be easy to create teams for all WBHF events. There are lots of ball hockey players in Russia.
You lost the battle with Montreal to organize the World Championship 3vs3 2016. Do you still interested in organize the WC?
Montreal had a much better presentation than Moscow and we can learn so much from this host organization. We will turn our focus to organize a World Championship 3vs3 2017 and the Junior World Championships in 2018. These events will allow the opportunity to promote this wonderful sport on the largest country in the world.
What are the candidate cities?
We have had many cities as Moscow, Kazan, Sochi and Nalchik show interest in hosting. We'll see which city makes the best offer and convince the WBHF management as the WBHF delegate will travel to Russia in April 2016 to decide on the final candidature.