First Open Roller ski Cup of Astana to be held in the capital

ASTANA. August 2. KAZINFORM – On August 4, the capital of Kazakhstan will host the first Open Roller ski Cup of Astana. This was reported to by the press service of ski race federation, informs.

The Cup will involve sportsmen of the Olympics-2014, the strongest skiers of Kazakhstan, including prize winners of the world championship Alexey Poltoranin and Nikolay Chebotko, the winner of the world championship stage in team sprint Denis Volotka, prize winner of the youth world championship Mark Starostin and many others.

We consider theat live communication of the champions will inspire our youth for sport victories. Holding of such mass events engages the society and in particular young generation in healthy lifestyle and sports!” – note the organizers.

Adult sportsmen - men and women, veterans, girls and lads of middle and older age are invited to take part in the tournament. The Opena Cup of Astana will take place on the City roller ski race track (central park). Upon completion of the tournament everyone can take photographs with sportsmen and the national team, and get autographs.

According to the organizers, high hopes are put on sportsmen Poltoranin and Chebotko. They are major pretenders for prizes at the Olympics-2014 in Sochi. However there are other challenging sportsmen in the national team, who are worth noticing. As of today Kazakh national team has 9 licenses in this sports. It’s planned that the number of licenses will increase to 12 by the end of the year.

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