26 December 2016
Sergey Shishkaryov was re-elected President of the Handball Federation of Russia
Today, on 26 December, a report-election conference of the Handball Federation of Russia was held in Moscow. Conference delegates unanimously re-elected Sergey Shishkaryov as Head of the organisation. He has been heading the federation since April 2015.
‘I didn’t worry much. I was inspired by the results we can be proud of. I fell in love with this sport, although first it was a little strange for me. The brightest impression was participation in the Olympic cycle. I lived through this incredible period together with my ‘elder brother’ Yevgeniy Trefilov (head coach of the women’s team). I would consider it a betrayal to leave the federation in such a moment,’ – said Sergey Shishkaryov, as quoted by the TASS news agency.
It should be pointed out that Russian Handball has already achieved impressive results under its present management. In 2016 the women’s team became the strongest at the Olympic Games, the youth team won silver medals at the World Championship in Moscow and junior national women’s team (under 18) had no equal at the World Championship in Bratislava. It all happend for the first time.
In addition, at the European Handball Federation Congress, held in November, two representatives of Russia were elected in the European Handball Federation government. Two-time world champion Lyudmila Bodnieva became member of the Commission for the holding of women’s competitions and Maxim Gulevich, the Handball Federation of Russia lawer will work for the European Handball Federation Court of Appeal.
In October this year, after Sergey Shishkaryov’s performance at the meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport, President Vladimir Putin requested to develop and approve the Handball development program for the period until 2024.