The strongest and universal won
In Sochi, on the basis of the FSBI "South Sport", the championship of Russia in the Olympic classes 470, 49th, 49th FX, "Laser", "Laser Radial", "Nakra 17" mixed and "Finn" ended. Here are the details from the press service of the VFPS:
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138 athletes from Volgograd, Voronezh, Moscow, Novgorod, Rostov, Samara, Leningrad, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl regions, Krasnodar, Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories, Sevastopol, St. Petersburg and Moscow entered the competition.
“The struggle for all places – both prize-winning and the rest – was very dense, hot,” said Vadim Vekhan Mechanikov, vice-president of the All-Russian Federal Penal Forces. – Everyone tried to win in a gentlemanly manner – honestly, sportily. I want to congratulate everyone on the end of the championship and wish them great success in sports!
“The competition was very interesting,” Anastasia Chernova, the head coach of the youth team, said at the close. – There were a lot of races. More in a gentle wind, but on Saturday and fresh with a wave. So the really strongest and most versatile riders won. Following the results of the competition, the main and youth national teams of Russia will be formed.
Those who were able to qualify for the team, starting in November, will begin to prepare for the next very important year, the Olympic year. Those who failed to qualify, I am sure, are still ahead. Strive for the national team, strive to be the leaders of your regions, win championships and championships!
Separately, I want to say about the participants of the Russian championship, for whom the past competition is the final at the junior age. It is always a little sad. It’s like graduation for us – coaches of the youth team. I wish the “graduates” great success in adult sports. We will wait for new achievements from you!
Anastasia Chernova later spoke in more detail about the results of the regatta:
– At the Russian championship there are traditionally classes in which there is a very fierce struggle. This is, for example, the Laser Radial class, in which young men, girls, and juniors were chasing in Sochi. A very strong fleet, the first ten are very worthy. Therefore, victory in such a fleet, and Dmitry Golovkin won, for whom this is the first season in the “radial”, is a very good result. Moreover, the girls who competed with him (Valeria Lomatchenko, Maria Kislukhina, others) are very experienced and are part of the main team of Russia.
There was also an interesting fight in the Laser Standard class. The first place was definitely for Daniil Krutskikh, and for the remaining prize guys fought to the last.
In class 470, Timofei Grigorin-Ryabov and Alexei Safonov have an absolute advantage, for them this is the final national championship, and they have already been selected to the main team. A very young crew (Mark Pavlov and Victor Plekhanov) took second place. The guys came to the championship for the first time – and immediately showed such a good result! Very pleased with the number of young athletes who came to this class. Mixed crews are already appearing. Of course, there will be more such crews further, but the junior ones already exist, and they are chasing quite well – Olga Shoikhet and Denis Makarov won the bronze championship.
Among the girls in class 470, the first are Ekaterina Ermakova and Polina Sukhova. By the way, they took third place in the championship of Russia. They perform very worthily.
In the 49th class there was a very interesting fight. Each of the five participating crews occupied the top three in the races. Two crews were very young – performing in the class for the first year. Mikhail Ushkov and Kirill Boboshko, who won gold, are more experienced. It’s great that the class is so highly competitive. The guys have room to grow, they are still very young.
In the class of the 49th FX, unequivocal leaders are Zoya Novikova and Diana Sabirova, who are the leaders and the main team. Of course, they were a little bored of chasing the championship, but the girls are preparing for the World Cup in New Zealand, where the Olympic licenses will be held, and they needed training. I think Zoe and Diana found something to train during the championship in Sochi – the weather conditions were interesting.
Pleased with the class "Nakra 17". Last year, we have not a single junior crew in the foyles; now three crews have already fully competed. On Saturday there was a very big wave and wind, and the guys managed.
The Finn class, of course, upset the small number of participants, but this is a trend … It is clear that since the class was removed from the program of the Olympic Games, juniors choose other classes.
As for the Russian championship in the RS: X class, among the girls Yana Reznikova and Anastasia Shchedrina were very pleased. The girls fought great! Especially in light winds, which is an advantage for them. Yana even came in one of the races first. Third place in 16 years at the championship of Russia – a very good result, which completed a successful year for her.
Among the youths, Ilya Kirichuk took 5th place. I note that physical conditions play a huge role in windsurfing, and the older the athlete, the stronger he is. At 19 years old, competing with men 24 years old is hard. I think that Ilya did it with dignity.
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