From 3 to 7 of July, the capital of Tatarstan will host the European Swimming Championship in short water among juniors.
(KZN.RU, July 1, Alena Miroshnichenko). On July 3, Kazan will host the European Swimming Championship in short water among juniors. The competitions will be held at the Palace of Water Sports until July 7. It will unite more than 500 athletes from 42 European countries, said Svetlana Vostrikova, the chairperson of the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports, today at the Business Monday.
The participants of the championship are girls from 14 to 17 years old and boys from 15 to 18 years old. They will compete for medals in 34 individual disciplines and 8 relays. 41 swimmer will perform for the Russian national team. “There are famous athletes in the team, despite the young age of the members. Andrey Minakov, the master of sports of international class, the six-time winner of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina's Buenos Aires from St. Petersburg, and Daria Vaskina, the master of sports of international class, three-time champion of the Youth Olympic Games of 2018 from Moscow, are among them”, explained S. Vostrikova.
18 Russian judges will evaluate the skills of athletes, including 4 judges from Kazan, as well as 21 international judges. Also, 120 volunteers involved in organizing the championship. S. Vostrikova also said that participants, team representatives, and championship judges would be accommodated in the eight best hotels in Kazan.
The championship will be monitored online as part of online broadcasts, as well as on the channels Match TV. The chairperson of the Committee of Physical Culture and Sport invited Kazan citizens and guests on July 3 at 5:30 pm to open the competitions at the Palace of Water Sports.
“The holding of various international, including sports, events is becoming the norm for Kazan. But it is always a reason to improve the work of the hospitality industry, the infrastructure of our city”, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan. He recalled that next August, the Games of the Union of Independent States countries would be held in the city. “We hope this will allow bringing the city’s infrastructure to the next level, loading hotels, improving hospitality, increasing tourist flow, and attracting new guests”, said I. Metshin. “All this will give our city new opportunities and a heritage that will serve the good of the residents of Kazan. I hope that the organizers and participants of the European Junior Swimming Championships will remember Kazan only from a good side”.