Rus News Journal

Divers have a first medal

Synchronously otprygat from a tower at Russians it has not turned out. Ilya Zaharov and Victor Minibaev remained the sixth. And here together with Evgenie Kuznetsovym Zaharov has won silver medals on a three-metre springboard, having conceded only to Chineses of Luo Jutonu and Cin Kaju. Americans of Troys Djumej and Christian Ipsen took bronze .

- it is not believed Yet that became the prize-winner of the Olympic Games, - Ilya Zaharov admitted. - I do not understand while that has occurred. Like four years prepared, went to this result so much. And any half an hour and time - already all I stand in mikst - a zone, I talk   with journalists with a silver medal in a hand.

Alexey Evangulov who worked from our national team throughout two Olympic cycles - on Games 2000 and 2004 has congratulated On the first award of divers. Now it head of the British command.

As to you performance of Russians in London?

Alexey Evangulov: Unfortunately, on a tower Zaharov and Minibaev could not realise the readiness, and they were ready excellent. I have been simply shaken, having visited on their trainings. Probably, there was no stability, maybe, any psychological moment has affected. But for Zaharova and Kuznetsova all has developed. They also look together perfectly, and the program have shown the most complicated. From here and a medal. After all why the day before Mexicans sensationally took silver on a tower. Only thanks to the difficult program. Now such tendencies. The Russian children good fellows that took a correct direction. Behind them the future. They very young.

Zaharov also Can win an individual award?

Alexey Evangulov: On a springboard should. It the unique sportsman. Nobody does 4,5 screws forward from two shells. And still it is very similar to Sautina because jumps both from a springboard, and from a tower, and sinhron.