Bashkiria athlete brought Russian team first gold medals at Winter Swimming World Cup
UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/.
The 70-year-old athlete from Bashkiria Nadezhda Dudina won four gold medals at the 3rd round of the IWSA World Cup in Minsk (Belarus), bringing the first medals to the Russian national team. In addition to the awards of the highest dignity, the swimmers of the republic have two bronzes: 12-year-old Milana Taichinova and Alevtina Ivanova, the head of the Federation of Winter Swimming RB, Alexander Penkin, told Bashinform News Agency.
The competitions are held in the center of Minsk on the bank of the Svisloch near the Sports Palace in an outdoor pool with eight lanes. According to local media, this is the largest winter artificial reservoir in Belarus created specifically for the tournament. About 500 representatives from 18 countries participate in the race.
The World Cup stage will end on January 21, so the sportsmen of the Republic of Bashkortostan have an opportunity to replenish the medal count with new awards.