Alexander Alexandrov interview

DWIGHT NORMILE:

The current issue of International Gymnast includes an in-depth interview with Alexander Alexandrov, whose coaching genius has been well documented but often overlooked. …

The photo-collage here comprises a handful of his champions: Dimitry Bilozerchev and Valentin Mogilny in 1983; the 1989 world champion Soviet women’s team; 1994 U.S. junior champion Dominique Moceanu; and, of course, 2010 world all-around champion Aliya Mustafina, who won the most women’s medals (4) at the 2012 Olympics, including the uneven bars gold.

Alexander Alexandrov

Under Alexandrov, the 2012 Russian women’s Olympic team won six medals in London, more than any other country. But somehow this led to Alexandrov’s dismissal as head coach and eventual move to Brazil.

Following are notes and excerpts from the interview with the 64-year-old Alexandrov, who candidly answered our questions …

read more – Rebuilding Brazil: Alexandrov’s Latest Challenge

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