Oleg Merkushin, father and personal mentor Ukrainian biathletes, Anastasia and Alexandra Merkushina, spoke about the intricacies of working with her daughters.
“I don’t know where is the balance between perfectionism and a desire to spare their child. Somewhere, of course, you need to ask for the full, and sometimes regret. But it turned out that my daughters: the elder, Anastasia, and the youngest, Alexander, is necessary rather to retard than to strain.
All the guys with whom I worked, including my daughters, I always try to instill a culture of training and teach them to think. That training was productive, can’t go out and just like that, without a plan to do something and immediately forget about it after workout. You need to understand what to do today, tomorrow and in 4 years,” – said Merkushin.
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