Department: Elite Sport Department
University: Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport
Vladimir B Issurin completed his undergraduate studies and Ph.D. dissertation in the Leningrad Sport University (1963-1972). His postdoctoral studies on motor/technical sportsmanship in individual water sports were completed at Moscow Sport University (1988). He served as a scientific adviser and head of the complex scientific group for the USSR Olympic canoe/kayak team during three quadrennial cycles (1978-1991) and earned two government awards. Since 1991, he is living in Israel and works as a researcher in the Sport Science Department (1991-1994), is a professional consultant and coordinator of the Israeli Olympic National teams (since 1992), and lecturer at the Wingate coaching school and Wingate Physical Education College. He was adviser of 21 Ph.D. dissertations in the theory, physiology and biomechanical branches of sports training. As a member of the national Olympic delegations he took part in seven Olympic Games; three times as the team leader of Israeli kayak and swimming teams (2000, 2004 and 2008). He published eleven books and brochures released in USSR, USA, Russia, Spain, Serbia, China, Italy and Israel. He has also over 170 scientific articles in national and international journals and edited books and given over 60 international presentations. He has lectured at universities and coaching forums in many countries and received honorary awards from the Olympic Committees of USSR, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Israel. As scientific consultant he had contribution to Olympic preparation of athletes from Israel, Russia, Lithuania, China and Belarus. He is an Editorial Board member and reviewer in several scientific journals. Currently his research is focused on methodology of high-performance training and further development of the original coaching concepts for elite athletes.
Methodology; Physiology of high-performance training