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Altai Territory intends to apply to host the 2026 World Rowing Championships

08.07.2021 131 просмотров

It will take no more than 15 million rubles to prepare the site of the Rowing Canal in Barnaul for the competition.


The Federation of Kayaking and Canoeing of the Altai Territory intends to apply to host the 2026 Marathon World Championships. This was announced to TASS by the Minister of Sports of the region Aleksey Perfilyev.

“We are applying for the championship and the World Marathon Championship in 2026,” said Aleksey Perfilyev. — Sanctions are valid until December 2022, that is, more than a year. We are ready in terms of infrastructure, we have experience, ambitions, only a minimum budget is needed, because everything has already been created before, it should be used.”

He noted that the application for holding international competitions will be submitted on behalf of the governor Altai Territory to the All-Russian Federation of kayaking and canoeing over the next 10 days. It will take no more than 15 million rubles to prepare the site of the Rowing Canal in Barnaul for such competitions.

President of the Federation of Kayaking and Canoeing of the Altai Territory Yuri Shamkov said that the decision on the venue of the tournament will be adopted in March 2022. “Technically and in the water, we are ready, since we have the 4 km circle required in the marathon, we just need to put the pontoons and make hauls along them,” Yuri Shmakov told TASS. “The All-Russian Federation of Kayaking and Canoeing supported us, so the application will be submitted there first, and by the end of the year the All-Russian Federation will submit an application to the International Canoe Federation (ICF), which will make a final decision in March 2022.”

He also noted that it is planned to develop dragon boat rowing and SUP surfing on the canal in Barnaul. For these purposes, six more will be bought in addition to the six existing dragon boats. According to Yuri Shamkov, the cost of one such boat is estimated at up to $8,000.

From 20 to 23 May, the stage of the World Cup in rowing and canoeing was held in Barnaul. In order to prepare for the competition, a bypass canal with a depth of 14 meters was specially built in the city. For the stage, 300 boats were purchased for a total of 150 million rubles, in total, more than 600 million rubles were invested in the organization of competitions in Barnaul, as well as in preparing the infrastructure for them.

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