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Kazan will host an anniversary Cup of 4-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov

More than 500 young athletes from 60 regions of Russia, CIS countries, and Europe will compete in individual and relay swimming.
Date: 07.12.2017 13:22


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(KZN.RU, December 7). The anniversary Cup of 4-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov starts on December 8 in Kazan in the pool “Burevestnik”. Annual All-Russian children and youth swimming competitions will be held for the 10th time.

More than 500 young athletes from 60 regions of Russia, CIS countries, and Europe will compete in individual and relay swimming. Boys of the 2002-2003 year of birth and girls of the 2004-2005 year of birth with a level of mastery not lower than the first category are among the participants. The competition will finish on December 10.

More than 30 famous Russian Olympians annually support the program of the popularization of Olympic sports, which is traditionally organized in the framework of the Cup. The master class from Alexander Popov, 4-time Olympic champion, and other famous swimmers will be held for participants of the competition. Alexander Karelin, a wrestler, Svetlana Khorkina, a gymnast, Oleg Moskalenko, a trampolinist, Alexander Tuchkin, a handballer, and Nikolay Kruglov, a biathlete, will come to Kazan with master classes. They will take place at sports facilities of the Volga Academy for pupils of Kazan sports schools and students of a sports university, reports the press service of the Volga Academy of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism.


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