Yuri Borzakovsky, the 2004 Olympic champion in 800 meters, after leaving the post of head coach of the Russian national athletics team, will become the sports director of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF).
“On September 30, the contract of the head coach of the Russian national athletics team Yuri Mikhailovich Borzakovsky ends. He made the decision to move to the position of sports director of the federation, which will receive a significant strengthening after his arrival, "Acting President of the ARAF Irina Privalova told TASS.
The 40-year-old Borzakovsky is the flagship of the Russian national team since February 6, 2015, when he became acting. He was appointed head coach by order of the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation dated April 6.
For almost all this period, Russian athletics was under amendments (for numerous violations of anti-doping rules), athletes performed in neutral status.
Under the leadership of Borzakovsky, Russian athletes won 4 medals (two gold, one silver, one bronze) at the 2015 World Championships, 6 awards (one gold, five silver) at the 2017 World Championships, another 6 (two gold, three silver, one bronze) - at the 2019 World Cup.
At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Russian team won two medals - gold (Maria Lasitskene) and silver (Angelica Sidorova).
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