Hundreds of kites over the Zhiguli Sea
For the third day in the water area of the Kuibyshev reservoir, serious sports battles are unfolding. More than a hundred athletes from Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Sweden participate in the final stage of the IKA SNOW KITE WORLD CUP 2020 Snowkiting World Cup, which takes place in Tolyatti.
Every day, hundreds of colorful kite sails rise above the Zhiguli Sea. The first two days, the athletes competed – in the speed discipline course-flight, stunt discipline freestyle.
Today, February 29, professional athletes entered the marathon. The weather was favorable for racing – there was plenty of wind, the sun supported a sports mood, and water at a distance added excitement. The first among the skiers were Mikhail Konstantinov, Ilya Turbaev and Nikita Kodanev. Snowboarders in the top three were brother and sister Artem and Valeria Garashchenko and Yegor Kamalov.
Professionals were supported by fifty amateur riders. Starting at the same time as professionals, they took part in the legendary “Zhiguli Sea” marathon and covered about 35 km. According to preliminary results of the race among skiers, “gold” was won by Vladislav Semakov, “silver” was won by Stanislav Krylatov, and Vladimir Koshelev received “bronze”.
The third day continues the competition for children and youth classes "DZHIKS", where children from 9 to 18 years old from different regions of Russia take part. They chase the lite version of the course-course discipline. At the end of the day, leadership was retained by Savva Kilpio, Violetta Semenikhina and Kristina Rusakova.
On Sunday, as part of the IKA World Cup, the final race in the course-course disciplines for children and adults will be held. And at 18:00, the final results will be announced at the awards ceremony, and the names of the winners of the IKA SNOWKITE WORLD CUP 2020 Snowkiting World Cup will be announced.
In parallel with the competition, the VI Winter Active Leisure Festival "Zhiguli Sea – Beloved City" was held on the shore. Residents and guests of the city had fun at numerous interactive venues and took part in competitions. Everyone had the opportunity to play hockey with a giant stick, knock out a strike with a mega-ball, ride a dog sled, join crossfit or win prizes from sponsors.
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