Kiev will host the European championship in diving

В Киеве стартует чемпионат Европы по прыжкам в воду

Athletes will compete for medals in 13 events and will share 1 million Euro.

Ukraine was first to take the European championship in diving from 12 to 18 June in the arena Liko that Teremki in Kiev, medals will be awarded in 13 categories. Extra motivation for the Springboks – the prize Fund of 1 million euros from the European swimming League.

In Kiev for the European championship came to a record number of participants – 124 athletes from 23 countries. According to representatives of FINA, the number of participants was not even on the eve of the Olympic games.

In the capital of Ukraine came many titled sportsmen, Champions of world, Europe, Olympic winners and Champions Games – the Russians Kuznetsov, Zakharov, Italians, Marzotto, Batki and Bertocci, the British RAID and Lee, the most titled in Europe, the German Patrick Hausding.

A nice gift for the fans – access to the European championship will be free, however, due to the limited number of places at the finals will start invitation cards that you can get on the spot.

В Киеве стартует чемпионат Европы по прыжкам в воду

At the last European Championships, Ukraine took the third place in the unofficial medal standings with 8 medals behind great Britain and Italy. So that you can be sure that in Kiev our team will not remain without awards.

The leader of the national team of Ukraine will be Ilya Kvasha – medalist and 8 times world Cup already won in Europe, including last year on the 1-meter springboard. Before the start of the European championship Kvasha admitted that she’s nervous before home competition, but said that the family stands need to show the maximum result.

The main loss of the national team of Ukraine is the absence of Yulia Prokopchuk – two-time world Cup medalist and seven-time European champion at the 9th month of pregnancy and had previously announced his retirement.

The first medals athletes will compete in the team competition, where Ukraine will be represented by experienced Alexander horshkovozov and young Valeria Lyulko. The final will start at 17:00 and before 16:30 the audience will enjoy the bright opening ceremony. Those who can not get to the European championship during the competition may follow the house – video stream will be at NTU and the official website of LEN.

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