Representatives of 35 Russian regions will participate in the Russian Swimming Championships for persons with physical impairments in the city of Dzerzhnsk in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
The All-Russian Federation for persons with physical impairments is organizing the competition in the sports complex “Zarya” from 9 to 15 October, the days that the competitions are taking place are from 11 to 14 October.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to be on October 11 with the participation of the 5-times Paralympic championship Andrey Strokin.
At the starts of this competition will participate about 200 athletes. The age of the participants is from 12 to 19 years.
In 2017, at the starts of the Russian championship participated about 200 participants from 35 regions of the country. The last year's championship was also remarkable because young athletes exceeded 1 world and 4 European records, and also set a number of new records in Russia.
Swimming at the Paralympic Summer Games is a discipline that brings the biggest amount of medals. It involves men and women with physical, visual and intellectual impairments. At the Paralympic Games, athletes perform in a 50-meter pool on 8 lanes, according to standards of the International Swimming Federation (FINA). Swimming is also one of the first sports disciplines in the Paralympic sport, the first competitions in which were held at the first Paralympic Summer Games in 1960 in Rome (Italy). At the Paralympic Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo (Japan) 146 sets of medals will be played in swimming, athletes with physical impairments will compete for 103 sets, with visual impairments for 32 and with intellectual impairments for 11.
Press service of the RPC