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The same story mentioned that the Tanay Wolves will represent Russia in 4-way Open with a new lineup, guided by Russian 4-way and 8-way legend Oleg Shalamyhin.
The Tanay Wolves have scoring records in the NSL News archives since 2015. Timur Frank launched the team project, and Alexander Furman, Dmitry Samokhval and Alexander Tychinskiy were in his 2017 lineup, with Alexey Afanasyev on camera. The Tanay Wolves had posted their last scores at the FAI Outdoor World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis.
Dmitry Samokhval and Alexander Tychinskiy were in the same situation as the Black Cat members. They are in the Tanay 8-way lineup and have been dedicating their training efforts only to the Russian prime discipline this year. They had to discontinue with the Tanay Wolves, and Timur Frank was looking for two new members and new leadership.
FAI World Cup 2017
|1||NMP PCH HayaBusa||BE||35||-1||26||-1||21||20||-1||102||25.5|
|3||SDC Rhythm XP||US||33||24||20||16||-2||93||23.3|
|7||Espoir Saumur Weembi||FR||25||-2||19||-2||16||18||78||19.5|
|12||Espoir Maubeuge Weembi||FR||24||17||12||-1||13||-1||66||16.5|
|20||Out of the Blue||NL||18||14||-1||12||12||56||14.0|
Oleg Shalamyhin is not in the Tanay 8-way lineup and could focus all his energy on the new player-coaching job.
The Tanay Wolves did not know at that time that they would become the Russian national team in 4-way Open for the FAI World Meet 2018.
Timur Frank added another highly experienced 4-way and 8-way competitor to the lineup, Vladimir Arutyunov, while Alexey Afanasyev continued on camera. The new Tanay Wolves were ready for action.
Training began with indoor training, and the first outdoor camp followed in April in Dubai. More outdoor camps took place on Tanay home turf in June and July. It was a good start, as the Tanay Wolves increased their performance level from 15+ in Saarlouis last year to 17+ in training meets this summer.
Russian Nationals 2016
The Russian national team in 4-way Women, Bubble Trouble, made plans only for the FAI Indoor World Cup in Bahrain, which is scheduled shortly after the world meet in Australia.
It would be difficult to be well prepared for indoor and outdoor competition with little time in between, even though Bubble Trouble was still hopeful to be able to attend both meets.
Eventually any potential Bubble Trouble plans had to be canceled when team member Maria Odinokova found out that she is expecting. Bubble Trouble will neither compete in Australia nor in Bahrain, unless an adequate substitute can be found on a short notice.
Result of this situation was the fact that Alena Chistova, one of the most experienced Russian 4-way and 8-way competitors, was suddenly available for the remainder of the 2018 season.
The new Tanay Wolves lineup (Timur Frank, Alexander Furman, Oleg Shalamyhin, Alena Chistova, Alexey Afanasyev on camera) started with training in July, and coach Oleg Shalamyhin was very pleased with the performance and the team dynamics. The scheduled training camps are held together with the Tanay 8-way team.
This year, it will once again be the 8-way team who will bring FAI medals back to Russia, while the Tanay Wolves are still in the building phase.
Black Cat will still compete at the national championships, once again with Valery Gredasov in the lineup, who is also limited with time for training. Both teams could be close enough to each other for an internal Russian battle for the 4-way top spot in Russia...