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The Cup of the Khabarovsk Krai ended in rowing on kayaks and canoes

Athletes from Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur for two days competed in the ability to conquer the river wave. Now the best of them will go to the Olympics in Kazan and Saratov.

Kayaks, canoes, pair races - on the Cup of the Khabarovsk Territory, participants are measured by forces in all the classical disciplines. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of competitors are children, the judges are sure that they are able to manage the boat no worse than adults.

- We connect youth to these competitions, even beginners. We export the strongest guys to the Primorsky Krai Championship, to the Primorsky Krai Championship, they show good results there, ”says Anatoly Bykov, coach and judge of the competition.

Anatoly Bykov, coach of the Khabarovsk national team, in a kayak from 1963. His pupils more than once were beaten out in professional athletes. However, in the Far Eastern capital, the mentor believes, the interest in rowing is fading away every year.

- Finish school, go to institutions. Well, you can say, very few people remain. Previously, there were more children, and in the recruitment in schools, the guys were more willing to go, - said the coach.

A rowing base exists with the money of the city administration, but there are not enough funds for new oars and boats. At the same time, students in the club do not pay for classes. And even in these conditions, the school does not regret the prizes for real champions. Trinity finalists waiting for the road to the Olympics - in Kazan and Saratov.

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