BREST, 25 October (BelTA) - The Vladimir Korkin Open National Memorial Tournament and the Belarus Acrobatics Cup is kicking off in Brest, BelTA learned from chief specialist of the Sports and Tourism Department of Brest Oblast Executive Committee Dina Karmalys.
The event will be held at the sports center of Brest Youth Sports Olympic Reserve School of Trade Unions in Acrobatics and Badminton. Taking part in the tournament will be more than 150 acrobats from different regions of Belarus and also Russia - Moscow Oblast, Kirov, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg.
Acrobatics is a team sport. Female, male and mixed pairs, female threes and male fours will compete for medals in two age categories.
The international tournament in acrobatics will be held for the 23rd time. It is dedicated to the memory of USSR honored coach Vladimir Korkin, who stood at the origins of the development of pair-team acrobatics in Brest.
“We did not hold the tournament for the past two years due to the pandemic. Now, due to sanctions, trips to world events have been canceled. It is all the more important not to lose the level of skill and to maintain the prestige of our tournament. It has always been amicable, we had participants from many countries. Now we have two countries - representatives of the national teams of Belarus and Russia,” said Irina Glushko, senior coach of the Brest Oblast team and chief judge of the tournament.
The event in Brest will end on 27 October.