Athletes from Astana won 16 medals at Republic swimming championship
In Astana, open championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan and open swimming championship of Astana city ended. The tournament was held from April 11 to April 14 in “Kazakhstan” sports palace. 365 sportsmen (born in 2002 and younger) took part in the competition as part of 18 teams from 13 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as the cities of Almaty and Astana.
The students of specialized children and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 4 represented the capital at republican championship. Young swimmers scored 406 points and took the third team place, losing to athletes from Karaganda region (487 points) and “Almaty-1” team (481 points). Athletes from Astana won 4 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Yekaterina Bolgarskaya (born in 2003) got three of the four gold medals in favour of Astana. The athlete showed the best result in republic championship in complex swimming at a distance of 200 meters and in freestyle at the distances of 400 and 800 meters. Yuliya Demchenko (born in 2002) won another gold, performing in freestyle at a distance of 100 meters.
In team swimming, the girls took the second place in swimming relay 4×100 meters, in swimming relay 4×200 meters (freestyle) and in swimming relay 4×100 meters (combined) they won two bronze medals. The mixed team won silver in swimming relay 4×100 meters (combined), and the men’s team won bronze in swimming relay 4×100 meters (freestyle).
In addition, Yuliya Demchenko won in nomination “The best athlete in free style swimming”. In total at the championship, Yuliya won one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.
It should be noted that all coaching staff of the swimming department of specialized children and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No.4 of Astana city took an active part in organizing and holding the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in swimming.
Department of Culture
and Sports of Astana