Finally an interview to one “cold” country whose athletes could find themselves more at home in the Danish waters, Russia. We interviewed the Oleg Cherkasskikh.

ApneaPassion: Euro-African 2019: special situation with non-traditional fishing compared to warmer waters and also fishing starting from the shore…how did you choose the team and please present briefly each athlete?

Oleg Cherkasskikh: As in many countries, selection for the national team takes place through local competitions. the top rated go to the world and European championship.

Russian team: Captain – Kaslanov Mihail Athlete – Belinskii Vladimir Athlete – Petchenko Roman Athlete – Cherkasskikh Oleg Reserve Athlete – Ivanov Yurii Female Athlete – Zagorodnikova Anastasia

AP: Expectations for this competition?

OC: We hope for the best and then for some luck.

AP: Key elements to be strong in this competition? (physical, tactical, experience in these waters..)

OC: All together and sure a lot of luck!

AP: Strongest teams and athletes to look at?

OC: Traditionally – Spain, Portugal , Italy and sure home team – Denmark. I believe in Johan Wedel Nielsen.