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Tokyo 2020 Medallist Anna Prakaten to Compete in International Regatta in Vladivostok

The Vladivostok International Rowing Regatta will be held on 9 September as part of the sports and entertainment programme of the Eastern Economic Forum. The regatta includes competitions for student and professional teams. Anna Prakaten, a winner of the Tokyo Olympic Games, and other distinguished rowers will take to the start in the Novik Bay.

«The International Rowing Regatta in Vladivostok is about opportunities. Russian athletes will get international practice. Student teams will compete alongside leading ones, which is important for sharing experience. Rowers trained for Tokyo 2020 in Vladivostok. This place has strong rowing traditions. This is why the Regatta will play an important role in developing this athletic discipline in the Far East,» said Odes Baysultanov, Deputy Minister of Sport.

The Russian athletes will compete against professional and student teams from Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, as well as countries of Asia Pacific. Negotiations with rowers from other countries are continuing. «Vladivostok is surrounded by water, and this is a very harmonious and logical event. The Regatta will promote international cooperation. I hope that these competitions will become another bridge that will bring us together,» said Pavel Volkov, State Secretary — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

Norilsk Nickel became the general partner of the Vladivostok International Regatta. «The development of sport is one of the company’s priorities. This project effectively combines support for Russia’s national team leaders, which they particularly need right now, the development of university sports, the promotion of the Far East, and modern technological solutions,» said Andrey Grachev, Vice President of Norilsk Nickel.

Rowers will compete not only on the water. An online indoor rowing race on special simulators will take place at the Ministry of Sport’s pavilion on Far East Street. «We plan that the race will involve not only EEF 2022, but also participants from other Russian regions, as well as our partners from abroad,» said Alexey Svirin, president of the Russian Rowing Federation. EEF 2022 participants will also be able to try their hand at rowing on special simulators and get a lesson from renowned rowers.

The sports and entertainment programme of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum will be held under the Vladivostok Open brand. It will include events in 12 athletic disciplines. The operator of Vladivostok Open is RC-Sport, the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation.

For the full programme of Vladivostok Open, go to the official Forum website forumvostok.ru.

All up-to-date EEF sporting news: t.me/Sport_Roscongress

For EEF 2022 updates and news, go to the official Forum social network pages

Telegram: t.me/roscongress

VKontakte: Eastern Economic Forum (vk.com)

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