Ivan Stretovich training for Tokyo

… Surgeries, growth spurt and coaching issues were among the obstacles he had to overcome to become a part of the gold-winning Russian team in Stuttgart. …

… I changed coaches, that was the most important thing. … now I’m with Vitaly Nikolayevich Bubnovsky [who coached Aleksander Balandin]. He believed in me, he got me to such a place where I’m ready to go out and compete at any moment. …

Under his coaching, only after a month of training, I went to the Universiade in Naples and won four medals. After that, there was the training camp in Japan and right after, the Russian Cup and the second place in the all-around. …

… We started working together in June, only four months have passed, but the work has changed radically, from warming up to the second practice. I started paying attention to every little thing …

STRETOVICH: I NEEDED TO FALL INTO A WASTE PIT TO BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION

Ivan Stretovich 2016

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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