The grand opening of the International competitions in fire and rescue sports for the Cup of the Head of the Republic of Mordovia
On April 15, 2023, the Olympic Reserve Athletics Center in Saransk hosted the grand opening of the International competitions in fire and rescue sports for the Cup of the Head of the Republic of Mordovia under the auspices of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers.
The competitions were attended by national teams in fire and rescue sports of the Republic of Belarus, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Mordovia. In order to exchange experience, delegations from Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Tajikistan, Switzerland attended the event.
The opening ceremony was attended by Galina Lotvanova, Acting First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Mordovia; Andrey Kalinin, Director of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers, and other honored guests.
Andrey Kalinin, Director of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers, addressed the participants of the competition with a welcoming speech. He congratulated everyone on the opening of the competition and noted that the ongoing international competitions in fire and rescue sports contribute to strengthening cooperation, building up ties between representatives of fire and rescue services from various states.
Today, men's and women's sports teams in fire and rescue sports competed in climbing the assault ladder into the window of the 4th and 2nd floors of the training tower.
A bright event was the competition of athletes on running tracks. Quickly and confidently, the men climbed the stairs to the 4th floor, leaving no chance for rivals. Belarusian athlete Nikita Ukolov has become the absolute winner in climbing the assault ladder for the third year in a row. Stanislav Titorenko (Russian Federation) took the 2nd place, Alexey Balakirev (Republic of Belarus) won the 3rd place.
The struggle among women athletes was especially exciting. Ekaterina Chendakova (Russian Federation) won gold, Irina Vanyuk (Republic of Belarus) became a silver medalist, and Maria Kataeva (Russian Federation) – a bronze one.