All-Russian competitions on paratriathlon were completed in Kazan (the Republic of Tatarstan).
14 athletes from 8 regions of Russia took part in the competition.
Athletes competed in 4 classes: one for women (PTS2 + PTS3 + PTWC + PTS4 + PTS5) and three for men (PTS2 + PTS3 + PTWC; PTS4; PTS5).
The winners and prizewinners of the All-Russian competitions were:
1.Anna Plotnikova (Tyumen region)
2.Eugenia Koroleva (the Kurgan Region / Sverdlovsk Region)
3. Veronika Gabitova (Moscow)
Men's PTS2 + PTS3 + PTWC
1.Mikhail Astashov (Republic of Buryatia)
2.Semen Radaev (Moscow)
3.Artem Vorobyov (Moscow)
1.Andrey Tolstikov (Moscow)
2.Denis Kungurtsev (Moscow region / Sverdlovsk region)
1.Alexander Konyshev (Krasnoyarsk Territory)
2. Koreshkov Sergey (Ekaterinburg)
3. Dmitry Grigoriev (Moscow)
Senior coach of the Russian national Paratriathlon team Marina Nikitina told about the past competitions:
“Some of our strongest athletes did not come to this start, they had a busy season, participated in the European Championships and a week later in the world series in Canada.
Our task was not only to see how the level of athletes increased two months after the Russian championship in Sochi, but also to test new routes, where the European Championships on paratriathlon will be held on July 26-28 the next year.
The competition day of the All-Russian competitions was held on August 5, the athletes performed in very comfortable climatic conditions, the water temperature was 23 degrees, the air was 24. The competitions were held in the city center: the city's stunning beauty race with a view of the Kazan Kremlin, swimming stage in the Kazanka River, technical cycling and running stages along the central Kremlin embankment. "
Paratriathlon was first included in the program of the XV Paralympic Summer Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Paratriathlon includes competitions in three disciplines: 750m swimming, followed by a 20km bicycle race and 5km run. Athletes compete for medals in 6 different classes, Athletes with physical impairments are divided into 5 classes, depending on the degree of impairment - sedentary (class PTWC), standing (classes PTS2, PTS 3, PTS 4, PTS 5 ), and athletes with visual impairment perform in the class of PTVI. In cycling race, athletes can use a hand-bike - in the category of sedentary, a bicycle - in the standing category. In addition, in the running phase of the Paratriathlon race, sitting athletes compete in wheelchairs, standing if necessary use prostheses. At the XVI Paralympic Summer Games in 2020 in Tokyo (Japan) will be played 8 sets of medals in the Paratriathlon.
Press Service of the Russian Paralympic Committee