Kazan Aquatics Palace is hosting the Russian Diving Championship that has brought together as many as 150 divers from 14 regions of the country.
The competition programme comprises individual, synchronised and mixed synchronised events along with duets (as per the FINA Programme) from the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform for men and women, and team events. The Russian Championship is a qualifying tournament for the Russian national team line-ups that will go to the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.
“The main goal of the competitions is to qualify for the Olympics. This is what we are driven by. The athletes have to keep fit now, although I understand that many of them are tired – they have recently returned from the European Championship. These were hard competitions but the guys have handled them well. They had only a week to take a breath, so they could not train off. I reckon we will witness good and beautiful dives ahead. With regard to the Olympics selection, we have two licenses in individual programmes and two in men’s synchronised programmes: 3 m springboard and 10 m platform. That is why there may be about 5-6 candidates for each spot. I would like to believe that we have a lot of athletes who will be struggling to make it to the Olympics with dignity,” noted the head coach of the Russian National Diving Team Svetlana Moiseeva.
“We are happy to welcome the top-notch Russian divers in Kazan. As a matter of fact, national competitions and world cups for us are test events, because we are getting ready for the European and world championships. There is the FINA Development Centre operating in Kazan that makes the current Russian championship unique and international at the same time, since the FINA Centre athletes are also competing. Diving is a graceful sport, so I hope that the Aquatics Palace site will be able to show all the athletes the superb performance they are capable of,” highlighted the Tatarstan Minister of Sport Vladimir Leonov.
Tickets are on sale at the kassir.ru website and Kassir.ru box offices in Kazan (on May 26 – June 2 the box offices are open at the Aquatics Palace). Tickets price is 150 RUB for the morning session and 250 RUB – evening session.
Children aged under six inclusive and welfare beneficiaries (disabled persons of groups I, II, III, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and labor, pensioners, and home front workers) attend the competitions free of charge. When purchasing a ticket, please have on hand the welfare provision document (birth certificate/pensioner’s identity document, etc.). Discounts are valid when purchasing the tickets at the competition venue box office.
− Due to the threat of the coronavirus spread, admission to the venue is in masks only, which should also be worn throughout the event.
− The organisers address the spectators with a kind request to keep social distancing, including at the stands with a seating arranged with every other seat left spare.
− Temperature will be taken at the entry to the venue.
− The event schedule is subject to updates. We kindly ask the spectators to come by the start of the session.
Press Office of the ANO “Directorate for Sports and Social Projects”