Grand opening of the XVI World Championship for Men and the VII World Championship for Women in Fire and Rescue Sport!
On September 2 at 19.30 in the city of Karaganda solemn opening ceremony of XVI World Championship among men and VII World Championship among women on fire-rescue sport took place. Foreign delegations from 16 countries gathered in the heart of the city. The strongest athletes and world champions in fire and rescue sports came to compete for the World Cup.
The athletes competed in the discipline of the assault ladder climbing on the 4th and 2nd floors of the training tower.
The solemn ceremony was attended by Yuri Ilyin, Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vadim Sinyavsky, Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Chupriyan, President of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers, Genis Kasymbek, Head of Karaganda Region, Andrey Kalinin, Director of Executive Committee of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers, and many other distinguished guests.
«Fire and Rescue Sport – is not only the courage, strength, agility and physical endurance, but also the ability to work as a team, willingness to come to the aid of people in trouble. It unites our countries.
This evening the spectators of the world championships were entertained by a show of artistic groups.
The opening ceremony of the World Championships at the stadium «Shakhtar» saw the final races of the first day of the competition.
In a tough and persistent struggle World Champions were defined in one of the most exciting and dynamic disciplines of Fire and Rescue Sport as follows: "Climbing up the emergency stairs on the floors of the training tower".
In the men's event Nikita Ukolov (Republic of Belarus) became the unquestioned leader with the result 12.89 sec. Silver went to Anton Tarasevich (Republic of Belarus). Bronze went to Stanislav Titorenko (Russia).
For the women Ekaterina Cheredakova (Russian Federation) took the first step of the podium, Anna Starodymova (Russian Federation) came second, – Karina Bochkareva (Russian Federation) took the third one.
At the end of the evening Ekaterina Cheredakova and Nikita Ukolov were awarded the main prizes - cars, to the great applause of the audience! The athletes still have three days of competition ahead of them, so we wish them success in a fair and uncompromising fight, and for the spectators we wish them a bright and unforgettable experience!