Results of the XVII World Championship for Men and the VIII World Championship for Women in Fire and Rescue Sport
Under the aegis of the International Sports Federation of Fire fighters and Rescuers, the XVII World Championship among men and the VIII World Championship among women in fire and rescue sport was inaugurated in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), the most ancient city of Central Asia, on 1 October 2022. Delegations from over 26 countries gathered at the Afrosiab sports complex. The strongest athletes and world champions in fire and rescue sport came to fight for the cups and medals.
The opening ceremony was attended by Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Kuldashev, President of the International Sports Federation of Fire fighters and Rescuers Alexander Chupriyan, Director of the Executive Direction of the International Sports Federation of Fire fighters and Rescuers Andrey Kalinin and other distinguished guests.
Alexander Chupriyan welcomed athletes and guests to the event. He congratulated everyone on the opening of the competitions and emphasised the fact that every year the boundaries of communication, the format of the competition are expanding and their popularity is increasing.
- Participation in sporting events builds character, develops team spirit and fosters a willingness to fight for results. With your achievements in sport you prove that the fire and rescue service is always ready to help people
On the first day of the competition, the athletes competed in the discipline of climbing up the stairs on the 4th and 2nd floors of the training tower. The final heats of the first day of the competition were held as part of the opening ceremony of the World Championships.
It was a tough and hard-fought battle to determine the world champions in one of the most spectacular and dynamic disciplines of the fire and rescue sport, the Assault Ladder Steeplechase.
The winners among women were:
1st place - Anna Yudina, Russian Federation - 6.97 sec;
2nd place - Karina Bochkareva, Russian Federation - 7.02 sec;
3rd place - Angela Kataeva, Russia Federation - 7.16 sec.
The men's medal places were distributed as follows:
1st place - Nikita Ukolov, Republic of Belarus - 12.76 sec;
2nd place - Konstantin Kurgansky, Russian Federation - 13.01 seconds;
3rd place - Evgeny Rabtsevich, Republic of Belarus - 13.24 sec.
At the end of the evening, Anna Yudina and Nikita Ukolov received the main prizes - cars!
On the second day of the championship the competitors competed in the 100-metre obstacle course. Only the strongest runners with the best results in a tough and persistent race took part in the final race.
Among men the best result was shown by Nikita Ukolov, Republic of Belarus, - 16.44 sec. Silver went to Kurbanov Damir of Russian Federation with 19.94. Ilya Naumov of Belarus got bronze with 20.55 sec.
The women athletes also conquered the obstacle course. Anna Yudina from the Russian Federation was the first to win. Second place went to Anastasia Galichanina of the Russian Federation. Third place went to Angela Kataeva from Russia.
On the 3rd of October in the heart of Samarkand, in the sports complex "Afrosiab" athletes competed in fire relay.
This event is purely a team event, and each participant must clearly understand his/her task and complete it as quickly and correctly as possible. Only when all the competitors are working in harmony can the ultimate goal, victory, be achieved!
In the most spectacular and dynamic type of competition, fire relay, the best result was shown by the men's team of the Republic of Belarus with the result of 55.16 sec. Silver medal went to the team from the Russian Federation with the result 55.46 seconds, and bronze went to the team from the People's Republic of China with the result 59.20 seconds.
Among the women's national teams the places were distributed as follows:
1st place - Russian Federation (59.67 sec);
2nd place - Russian Federation (1.02.31 sec);
3rd place - the Republic of Belarus (1.02.44 sec).
On 4 October, athletes competed on the treadmills to win the battle deployment. From the first minutes, the contestants captivated the audience with their spectacle, hard fighting and skill.
The competition results determined winners and medalists in combat deployment.
The men's team of the Republic of Belarus deservedly took the first step of the podium. The second place and the silver medal went to the team of the Russian Federation. The men's team of the People's Republic of China took home the bronze medal.
Representatives of the fair sex of the Republic of Kazakhstan vividly demonstrated their beauty and grace in the combat deployment, they confidently won, beating the national teams of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
On October 4 in the heart of Samarkand city the closing and awarding ceremony of winners of XVII World Championship among men and VIII World Championship among women in fire-rescue sport took place.
The results of all competition days determined the names of world champions in hard and persistent struggle. Among the men's national teams the places were distributed as follows:
1st place - the Republic of Belarus;
2nd place - Russian Federation;
3rd place - the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Prize-winning places among women's national teams:
1st place - Russian Federation;
2nd place - Republic of Belarus;
3rd place - the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Cups, diplomas, medals and valuable gifts were awarded to winners and prize-winners.
Congratulations to the winners and medalists of the competition!