The Russian stage of the torch relay of the winter Universiade-2019 was launched in Moscow

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Source: Russia Ministry of Sport

Today, 29 September, has been launched in Moscow the Russian stage of the torch relay of the XXIX world winter Universiade, which is in March 2019, will take Krasnoyarsk.

The Minister of sport of the Russian Federation, Olympic champion in fencing Pavel Kolobkov was the first torchbearer.

“It’s a huge honor for me, – said the head of the Ministry of sport. The torch relay is one of the oldest traditions and included in the compulsory program of the Universiade. This global project represents friendship and unity of the people of the whole world”.

“Today we launch the Russian stage of the torch Relay of the winter Universiade-2019. The fire will take place thousands of miles away. I am very glad that I was able to make fire Student games in the capital of our country,” said Pavel Kolobkov.

“In Krasnoyarsk expected to be beautiful wrestling, – continued the Minister. – I’m looking forward to Student of the game and hope for the appearance of new names in the Russian sports”.

The relay started in the Park “Zaryadye” and ended in the Olympic complex “Luzhniki”. The total length of the route was 7.5 km.

During the official part of the ceremony of starting the torch Relay of the winter Universiade-2019 participants and guests of the project was welcomed by the Director of the Department of sports, Olympic champion in speed skating Nikolai Gulyaev, the head of the city of Krasnoyarsk Sergey Eremin, senior Vice President – chief financial officer of the company “Norilsk Nickel” Sergey Malyshev, ambassadors Student games – Olympic figure skating champion Alexei Yagudin and the winner of the fifth season of the show “the Voice” Daria Antonyuk.

The fire of the winter Universiade-2019 in the streets of Moscow carried the 57 torch bearers, among whom was the Minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kotyukov, four-time Olympic champion in gymnastics Alexey Nemov, the President of basketball club CSKA, Andrey Vatutin.

The Moscow stage of the torch Relay ended with a gala concert.

From Moscow Fire of the winter Universiade-2019 will travel to Kaliningrad, which will host the Relay on 3 October.

Only the Russian leg of the torch Relay of the winter Universiade-2019 will cover 30 major cities in the country.The fire of the winter Universiade-2019 was lit on September 20 in Turin, Italy. Here in 1959 for the first time held a Student sports games. In the international stage of the torch Relay of the winter Universiade-2019 took place in the capitals of the XXVIII world winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and the XXIV winter Universiade 2009 Harbin (China).The project will culminate March 1, 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

XXIX world winter Universiade 2019 will be held from 2 to 12 March. It is expected that in competitions will take part more than 3,000 athletes who will compete for 76 sets of medals in 11 sports.

Additional information for media: 7 929 358 2019, Anna Alekseeva, the information division of the Department for torch Relay of the Winter Universiade-2019

Using the information of ANO “Directorate of Krasnoyarsk-2019” and TASS

Photo: Vladimir Gerdo / TASS and ANO “Directorate of Krasnoyarsk-2019”

The press service of the minsport Russia


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