(KZN.RU, July 29, Alina Berezhnaya). Athlete's day will be celebrated in Russia on August 10. The holiday will start the sports events in the city. Today Svetlana Vostrikova, the chairperson of the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports, told about it at the Business Monday.
The Gorky Park will become the main festive place. At 9.00 the Award Ceremony presenting winners and prize-winners of the Games of Students of the educational establishments will begin here. In total for the last academic year more over 53 thousand students took part in 13 kinds of sports, as S.Vostrikova said. As well by the sports veterans, the professionals of the physical training sphere, masters of sports, and the students of sports schools will be awarded with certificates of honour and distinctive characters.
Within the holiday, on August 11, the All-Russian tournament on basketball 3х3 “Orange ball - 2019” among the best team from the whole Tatarstan will be held at the Millennium square in front of the Central stadium. Separate tournaments will take place in three age categories: 13 years and younger, from 14 to 17 years and grown-ups from 18 years and older. To participate in competitions everyone can send the information through the website.
As well in August the festival of power sports will be held, where the show of athletes will be held, as S.Vostrikova told. “Within holiday competitions in such kinds of sports, as knife throwing, cybersport, chess will be held. As well on the festival it will be possible look up of competition and to participate in master-classes on sports dances, break-dances “, - informed the speaker.
Besides it, on the stadium “Labor reserves” the Kazan Football Cup will be held, the championship of the city on sailing is held in Kazanka river, and the tournament on beach football, handball and volleyball will be held in the Kazan Palace of Water Sports.
The August sports events will finish on August 31 by the Timerman Kazan Triathlon full 2019 competitions.
“Over 700 athletes from all country will take part in the competitions. They will participate in sprint, relay race-string, relay race of the Olympic distance, the Olympic distance and running among children“, - S. Vostrikova informed.
The starting point for the competitions will be given in Sviyazhsk, the further route will be held through Petropavlovsky Sloboda of Zelenodolsk region, the Inoppolis city, M-7 route, and will cover the Kazan streets.
Evgenia Lodvigova, the first deputy head of the Kazan Municipality, noted that the in Kazan almost a half of the population goes in for sports, therefore it is important to hold the sports events in our city.
“All-Russian Athlete's day on August 10 will become a great holiday. For city in which 45% of the population engage in physical culture and sports, - it is not simply date in the calendar. Annually the holiday gathers the amateurs and the profis of all ages, and the program consists of many kinds of sports“, - concluded Е.Lodvigova.