A PRESS CONFERENCE ON LIGHTING AND RELAY OF FIRE OF THE 2nd WINTER INTERNATIONAL GAMES "CHILDREN OF ASIA" WAS HELD IN YAKUTSK
Today in Yakutsk, a press conference was held at the Republican Media Center dedicated to the lighting and torch relay of the 2nd Children of Asia Winter International Games.
The press conference presented the uniform of the Winter Games torchbearers, a torch and a capsule in which the flame of the Games, lit at the solemn ceremony at the foot of the Lena Pillars National Park this Saturday, will be placed.
- The torch is made in white and blue tones, the smooth lines personify the trace of skates, skis on snow and ice. The form for the organizers is made in a warm version. These are warm pants, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves. There is also sports equipment, said Mr. Vladimir Iskandarov, head of the Department of the Directorate of the Children of Asia Games.
The names of the participants of the relay - torchbearers were also announced. Among them are active athletes: world champion in sporting Mr. Ayaal Makarov, winner of the Children of Asia-2022 Games in athletics Ms. Aksinya Panova, Master of Sports of the Russian Federation in biathlon Ms. Anyuta Popova, three-time winner of the Russian championship in cross-country skiing Mr. Dmitry Egorov, winner of the Children of Asia games in swimming Ms. Vladislav Adasko. The Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Mr. Pavel Pinigin will lead the torch relay.
It became known about the participation of 13 countries in the Games. The number of athletes will reach about 1000 people. President of the Children of Asia International Committee Mr. Vladimir Maksimov noted that strong teams are expected from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan:
- Confirmation received from 13 countries. We are currently accepting applications, it will end on February 1, and then we will announce the final list. As you know, at the end of last year, the board of the committee decided to admit the team of the Republic of Belarus. For the first time, their team of 72 athletes will take part in the Games, commented Mr. Vladimir Maksimov.
Recall that the 2nd Children of Asia Winter International Games will be held from February 23rd to March 5th in Kuzbass.
Photo: Denis Popov, Sakhamedia