Shooting Australia Statement - National High Performance Shotgun Coach Valeriy Timokhin

Articles | Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Shooting Australia National Shotgun Coach Valeriy Timokhin has announced he will be leaving the organisation after more than 10 years in the role. During his time Valeriy has been instrumental in discovering and nurturing the best shotgun talent in Australia.

“Working for the organization for more than 10 years has been a very rewarding and memorable experience for me.” said Valeriy “I have had the pleasure of witnessing personal and professional growth of many talented athletes, as well as the exponential growth of successful victories throughout the years. It gives me great joy and pride looking back on the countless World Cup and Commonwealth Games victories achieved during my time. It is also delightful to end my journey with Shooting Australia with Catherine’s notable gold medal win at the Rio Olympics.”

“I would like to thank Shooting Australia and all the athletes for all the great experiences I had during my time working here, and I wish them luck and success in the future”.

At the recent Rio Olympic Games two of Valeriy's greatest success stories, Catherine Skinner and Laetisha Scanlan, made the Olympic final with Catherine going on to win Gold for Australia. The success of these athletes is directly attributable to Val’s skill and expertise.

"Valeriy has been responsible for creating some magical moments in Australian sport and for the sport of shooting," said Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. "Catherine and Laetisha’s performances in Rio are a wonderful reflection of the diligence and dedication Valeriy has brought to his role. We wish him all the best in the next chapter of his life and we thank him for his contribution to our sport."

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