The Mayor of Kazan: “Most of the people in the city prefer a healthy lifestyle”
more than 200 various sports events will be held in Kazan. Albert Salikhov, chair
of the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports, shared the plans today at the
Business Monday meeting.
“We see that our
younger generation choses a healthy lifestyle. This has already become the norm
for most residents of our city”, - said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan.
On April 22, the
80th anniversary athletics relay will take place on Kremlevskaya Street and the
territory of the Kazan Kremlin.
The Good Kazan charity
race will be held as part of the relay with two distances of 500 or 3 thousand
meters. All collected funds will be donated to charity foundations to help
people with disabilities.
The final stage
of the Kazan Mayor's Badminton Cup will take place on April 29. The best
badminton players from each district of the city will compete in the tournament.
In mid-May, more
than 3 thousand young football players will take part in the city stage of the
All-Russian tournament Leather Ball in three age categories.
On May 14 and
15, the Kazan Marathon, a partner of the TIMERMAN project, will continue the
sports relay with the distances of 3 km, 10 km, 21.1 km or 42.2 km.
event is scheduled for July 16 - Kazan will host one of the most spectacular sports
summer races – Night Kazan. Participants will run distances of 5 and 10 km across
the night streets of the capital.
On June 18,
Kazan will host the Russian Triathlon Championship, which includes the IRONSTAR
TIMERMAN CUP competitions. At the “half-iron” and Olympic distances, the
participants of the competition will participate in three stages: running,
swimming, and cycling.
On August 13, an
All–Russian fest is planned in Kazan - the Athlete’s Day. The event will take
place at several venues in the city. “Sailing, kayaking and canoeing, rowing
and SUP board competitions will take place at the Kazanka river”, - A.Salikhov
This year, Kazan
will host more than a hundred major international and all-Russian competitions,
including the Koresh World Wrestling Championship, the Taekwondo World Cup, the
synchronized swimming competitions “Svetlana Romashina Cup”, the Russian
Billiards Championship and others.
“We have an
intense summer season, many sports events, holidays, festivals, competitions
are planned. Therefore, I invite everyone to continue working out, riding a
bike, swimming in the pool or playing football. I am sure everyone will find their
own fun or sport activity, and we will make every effort to do this”, - A.Salikhov
noted that the present situation would not prevent Kazan residents from the active
lifestyle. “Many major international competitions and tournaments were
cancelled in Kazan because of the sanctions. However, professional athletes and
amateurs will be able to continue playing sports at sport venues of the city.
This year, three multifunctional sports grounds will open on Kh.Taktasha st,,
Belomorskaya st. and Orenburgsky tract. We will continue to develop the sports
infrastructure in the city,”- the Mayor noted.