PHOTO : “the World 24” / Elena Andreeva
The European Cup in synchronized swimming started in St. Petersburg. The competition involves the participation of 18 national teams, among them – Russia, Belarus, Croatia, Italy and Spain. Today was the official opening and the first performances of the athletes, the TV channel “MIR 24”.
By tradition, the leader of the Russian team. First place in the technical program for the performance of “Quadrille”. The team of St. Petersburg was second in relatively new to synchronized swimming discipline is a highlight. Here the judges are acrobatic athletes. This may, the European Cup qualifying stage. Athletes compete for the right to go to the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
“The speech was successful, the coach smiled. Of course, there are moments in which we need to strive for perfection. Immediately after the competition entered the water and was adjusted to the next program. The pool is great, the audience is incredible. The important thing is that our coaches they are happy,” shared Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Vlad chigiryova.
“The day after tomorrow we will have a free program, and the sum of the scores from the two programs will be clear, will win the ticket to the Olympic games in Tokyo. We want and will do everything to the entire team qualified for the Olympics,” said two-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Alla Shishkin.
The competition will last three days. To see one of the most spectacular sports anyone can free.