April 1, 2023

Mahmutovic hopes for second coming of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s golden generation > World ParaVolleyWorld ParaVolley

Ifet Mahmutovic has reached two great successes in sitting down volleyball considering that he assumed his situation as head mentor of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia and Herzegovina have built a name as 1 of the most tradition-loaded programmes in the globe that received two Paralympic gold medals, three Planet Championship titles and offers 10 European titles among the their quite a few accolades.

From November 4 to 11, the Bosnian men’s and women’s teams will be competing for the world titles on their household soil in Sarajevo from November 4 to 11.

In an interview for the 2022 Earth ParaVolley Sitting down Volleyball Environment Championships, the 52-calendar year-outdated tactician shared his thoughts on what actions would be needed to consider his workforce to the podium of the sport’s biggest occasion and his outlook on his team’s new prospective buyers adhering to the path of the golden technology.

How would you describe your function in the previous calendar year? What were the challenges and variations on the group since your appointment as mentor?

It was hard and hard to acquire on a workforce that anyone commenced to ignore a very little, almost certainly mainly because of the team’s regular age or the public’s notion or familiarity of them profitable gold. However, I noticed that my players cared about bringing back again that golden glow, consequently anyone in the workforce put in a large amount of get the job done and effort in the earlier 12 months. And evidence of anything we labored for ended up the gold medals at the European Championship and the Golden League in Sarajevo.

Has there been any improvements in the composition of the team, how can the more youthful generation add to the outcomes considering the veterans are perfectly-accustomed to achievements?

The latest nationwide team is composed of younger and experienced players. What amazes me most about the young kinds is how a lot they believe in them selves. I am certain that they will adhere to the path of the golden era. The more mature gamers will contribute with encounter and information, so this group will be nicely recognised for owning a mix of youth and expertise.

What are your ideas on Sarajevo’s web hosting of the Golden League for males wherever the males defended its title devoid of shedding a established, and the Silver League for women of all ages in which the females reached its first historic victory?

It’s good to see that our youthful girls, on their first appearance and historic victory, gave hope that they much too will follow the route of the men’s nationwide staff. I am confident of their potential feats, but that will count on the guidance of the national federation and how considerably perform will be finished on the growth of women’s sitting down volleyball.

As winners of the environment titles in Cairo 2002, Roermond 2006 and Elblag 2014, will Bosnia and Herzegovina earn new gold as hosts of Sarajevo 2022? What are your expectations since your extensive-time rivals Iran and other teams will be competing for the earth title?

Winners would in no way say that the most essential point is to participate. Our final results do not make it possible for us to say that participation by itself is significant. Consequently, we need to motivate ourselves that we are enjoying in our place, and we must do our very best to make sure you our countrymen with our results for the umpteenth time.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has attained good trust from Globe ParaVolley as hosts of the Environment Championships, how major is the hosting of this competitors for the progress of Para sporting activities and the advertising of sport and nation to the globe?

“To be specified the chance to organise a opposition these types of as the Sitting Volleyball Environment Championships, which surpasses the Paralympic Games in conditions of the amount of members, it is definitely a terrific honour and duty for us. Bringing hundreds of the ideal sitting down volleyball gamers to our place is presently an tremendous achievements.

“This is the crown of the generation that commenced in 1999 with gold in Sarajevo and we are now provided the option to end with gold in 2022, once more in Sarajevo. The accomplishment of our players in endorsing the region is immeasurable, and the organisation of these competitiveness puts Sarajevo in the spotlight as a city of sports and sporting occasions at the planet amount.”

The 2022 Planet ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Entire world Championships will officially open on November 3. All the matches will be performed in the Hills Resort Arena and will be streamed dwell.

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