Spaniard Ambros Martin has prolonged his contract as head coach of the Russian ladies’s handball crew by means of to after the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.
Martin took over from Yevgeni Trefilov, who guided Russia to the nation’s first ladies’s Olympic handball title at Rio 2016, as head coach final August.
The 52-year-old, the primary non-Russian to steer one of many nation’s handball groups, is anticipated to steer the squad by means of to the tip of the 2020-2021 season.
His tenure is ready to incorporate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, ought to Russia qualify.
The contract extension was agreed by the Government Committee of the Russian Handball Federation.
Martin, a former handball participant who coached the Romanian crew earlier than taking on his present function, helped Russia’s ladies to the bronze medal ultimately yr’s World Championship.
He left his place with Russian membership Rostov-Don in July to solely give attention to the nationwide crew, in line with Russia’s official state information company TASS.
Russia haven’t but secured their place within the ladies’s handball competitors at Tokyo 2020.
They’re resulting from compete in one among three Olympic qualification tournaments in March.