October 10, 2019
Who will compete with Elfutina?
According to the press service of the VFPS, in Sochi, the Russian Championship in the RS: X Olympic class started on the basis of the Yug Sport Federal State Budgetary Institution. 15 men and 10 women from the Krasnodar Territory, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sevastopol joined the fight for the title of champions of the country.
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On the first day of the competition, the grand opening of the championship took place. Good luck to the athletes was wished by VFPS vice-president Vadim Mechanikov, director of the department of physical culture and sports of the Sochi city administration Sergey Pilosyan and deputy director of the Yug Sport FSBI Natalia Shkarupskaya.
“Sailing is one of the big components of our Southern Federal Center for Sports Training,” said Natalya Shkarupskaya. – Traditionally, we open the winter season for Sochi with the events of the All-Russian Sailing Federation. Starting from October and practically until May, guys from all regions of the country and the national team are in our center and spend here some of the major starts in their lives. Thank you for choosing us, thanks to the Sailing Federation for the trust you place in us. ”
All speakers wished the participants good luck and, of course, good weather. And not in vain. On the first day of the race, the judges were able to conduct only two races. The wind, blowing at a speed of 5-6 m / s, was pretty sour by the end of the second race. The judges sent the athletes to wait for the wind on the shore, and then announced the end of the race day.
According to the results of two races held, the leader among men was Vladislav Burmistrenko (parishes 3-1). Eugene Ayvazyan (2-4) has two points more – he is the second. The third is Ilya Kirichuk (1-6).
The first race in the women's standings was won by Anna Hvorikova. The athlete of the Krestovsky Island sailing school recently returned from the World Cup, where she fell into the gold fleet and showed the second result in the Russian team.
“In the world, it felt like driving away much better than in Europe,” said Anna Hvorikova. – Of course, I would like to be even higher. I expected to get into the 30 strongest for myself, but in the end I became the 41st. I did not have enough experience playing in the conditions of the golden fleet, where there are a lot of leaders. And here, at the championship of Russia, I want to win, no matter what. One of my main rivals – Stefaniya Elfutina – took fourth place at the World Cup, but this is not an excuse for me, I still need to fight with the best. "
According to Anna, at the start of the second race she did not guess with tactics and finished fourth, gaining five points in the end. The same amount is on the account of Yana Reznikova. The current world champion among juniors for the first time started at the “adult” national championship. And immediately entered the top three.
“This is the same interesting experience as in other competitions, even international ones,” said Yana Reznikova. – It's interesting to drive with your guys, see your level. In principle, I never set myself up for the result, I have the same approach to this championship. I want to work hard and finally finish this season. "
The winner of the second race was the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Stefania Elfutina. The famous athlete for many years is the undisputed leader of the Russian national team, with a large margin ahead of other athletes. The first day of the national championship was no exception: having taken second and first places in two races, Stefania was located on the first line of the intermediate protocol. And still, we hope that this time the rivals will be able to make Stefania a serious competition!
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