From March 30 to April 2, Ufa will host the 7th interregional tournament in rhythmic gymnastics in memory of Ekaterina Oginskaya. About 600 gymnasts from more than 20 cities of Russia, as well as Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are expected to participate in the competitions. It is expected that the honourary guests of the tournament will be: Ulyana Trofimova
The Ufa native Anton Babikov won bronze in a pursuit race at the Russian Biathlon Championships. The championship of the country is taking place these days in Uvat (Tyumen region) in the framework of the 1st All-Russian Spartakiad of the strongest sportsmen. The first was Tyumen biathlete Yevgeny Garanichev with not a single miss at four standings.
HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) confirmed an appointment of the Finnish specialist Erkka Westerlund as its head coach. The contract with him is concluded for two years. Westerlund started his coaching career in Finland in 1981. In addition to working in various clubs, he headed the junior, youth and national teams of his country, with all he achieved success.
In February 2018, South Korean Pyeongchang will host the 23rd Winter Olympic Games. One of the key issues of concern for the organizers of the event is medical support of athletes, fans and other guests of the event. The medical services of South Korea are ready to engage all their available resources providing participants with ordinary treatment, but also with non-traditional oriental medicine, Izvestiya reports on Thursday, March 23.
Ufa native Timur Safin successfully competed at the Fencing World Cup-2017. In the final of the Grand Prix series tournament in Long Beach (USA), the Russian fencer defeated the American Alexander Massialas - 15:10. On the way to the final Safin snatched a victory from the British James Andrew Davis - 15:14, and then was stronger than his compatriot Artem Sedov - 15: 8, Czech Alexander Schupenich - 15: 5, Frenchman Erwan Le Péch - 15:12 and Italian Giorgio Avole - 15:12.
Six children with disabilities from Bashkortostan became participants of prestigious international competitions in Austria. The deputy of the State Duma from Bashkortostan Rima Batalova helped young athletes in their endeavor for Olympus. The Member of the Committee for Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs of the State Duma Rima Batalova took part in a solemn opening of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 and a Parade of Athletes at the Planai Stadium in Schladming in Austria.
The Russian national ice hockey team arrived in Pyeongchang, where two friendly matches in the Winter Games arena with the Korean national team will be held on March 18 and 19. There is one replacement in the team, the press service of the Russian Hockey Federation reports: Maxim Shalunov due to slight injury is replaced by the Salavat Yulaev forward Mikhail Vorobyov.
The Hockey News authoritative sports magazine published the rating of the most promising hockey players in the world. The first place in the list went to the 19-year-old forward of the Ufa Salavat Yulaev Kirill Kaprizov, the Komsomolskaya Pravda-Ufa website informs. As a result of regular championships the young forward scored 55 points with 23 goals and 22 successful passes.
A training camp of the national women's national hockey team of Russia kicked off at Novogorsk training centre, where preparations for the 2017 World Cup begin. The tournament will be held in the USA from March 31 to April 8. The coaching staff headed by Alexei Chistyakov determined the expanded squad of the team consisting of 26 hockey players.
The HC Salavat Yulaev playing in the Kontinental Hockey League and FC Ufa are among the most famous and expensive professional sports clubs of Bashkortostan. The article-review on hockey and football financing in the republic was published on Tuesday, March 14, by RBC-Ufa. “Dependence of the games on the clubs budgets is very high”, the general manager of HC Salavat Yulaev Leonid Weisfeld shared with RBC-Ufa.
The International Draughts World Cup has come to the end in Ufa. Aigul Idrisova from Ufa won the championship title ahead of schedule, but men had to play a super blitz. Among women the second place went to Natalia Sadovska (Poland), and the bronze award was given to Elena Chesnokova from Latvia.
The Austrian Alpendorf Ski Resort hosted the 16th Para-Ski World Championships. About 70 best sportsmen from Austria, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and other countries took part in it. The Russian national parachute team consisting of Aleksei Burenin, Anton Filippov, Ayaz Karimov and Arthur Bikmetov - all sportsmen from Bashkiria - won gold in the team event.
The World Short Track Championship ended in Rotterdam in Holland. The Russian men's team, which included Ufa native Semen Yelistratov, as well as Viktor An, Vladimir Grigoriev and Alexander Shulginov finished second in the 5000 m relay. However, the Russian four got a disqualification for interference to rivals and was sent to the fourth place.
On March 12, the final of the International Draughts World Cup for men and women completes in Ufa. The classical program has already ended; it will be followed by a super blitz. But the winner among women is already known - Ufa native Aigul Idrisova. This became known after all matches of the leaders of the women'
On Thursday, March 9, the International Draughts World Cup final for men and women continued in Ufa. The leader of the women's tournament, the youngest participant Elena Chesnokova (Latvia) won Aliya Aminova with a score of 5: 0 and kept the first line with 24 points. Aigul Idrisova with 20 points is the second.
On March 10-12, Rotterdam (Holland) will host the Short Track World Championship. Ufa native Semen Elistratov will compete as part of the Russian men's national team. On March 10, qualifying starts will be held, on March 11, - finals of 500 and 1500 m, the 12th - finals of 1000 m and relay races, as well as a 3000 m superfinal race.
The Russian Ministry of Sports awarded the biathlete, world champion in relay in 2017, Ufa native Anton Babikov the title of the Merited Sports Master. The corresponding document was published on the ministry's website. At the World Biathlon Championships held in the Austrian Hochfilzen Anton Babikov won the gold medal in the relay race, also he had a victory and the third place at the World Cup stages.
On Thursday, March 2, HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) will play the fifth match of the East quarterfinals of the Gagarin Cup-2017 against HC Ak Bars (Kazan). Today's match will be held in Kazan. So far the score is 3: 1 in favour of Ak Bars and they need just one victory to enter the second round.
World Draughts Federation President Harry Otten: "Ufa is not only Russian draughts capital, but also international one"
On March 2, at the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the President of the World Draughts Federation Harry Otten. He came to Ufa at the International Draughts World Cup finals, which takes place at President Hotel from March 1 to 12. The sides discussed prospects of draughts sport development in the region and a possibility of hosting major international competitions.
The fourth match of the quarterfinals of the east of Gagarin Cup-2017 took place in Ufa. HC Salavat Yulaev again lost to Ak Bars (Kazan) a few seconds before the final siren - 1: 2. Recall that the previous away match in Kazan the Ufa team managed to lose in 0.02 seconds before the end with the same score 1: 2.