Zhodino athlete won seven medals at the veteran Russian rowing championship
In the city of Staraya Kupavna, Moscow Region, the Open Veteran Championship of Russia in kayaking and canoeing was held. About 200 rowers from Russia and Belarus took part in the competition.
On the rowing canal of the FSC “Kupavna” Zhodino athlete Sergey Smolsky won seven medals of various denominations.
In the canoe-deuce at distances of 200, 500, 2000 meters and in the race of canoe-fours at 200 meters, our fellow countryman finished second and received silver medals.
In single races, 500- and 2,000-meter lanes, Sergei defeated the third. He had to compete with Sergei Pomogaev, a multiple world and European champion among veterans in rowing and canoeing. In the 4 × 200 relay, our canoeist has a bronze medal.
Zhodino has always been famous for its rowers, who repeatedly won the European and World Championships. This is facilitated by traditions carefully passed down from generation to generation. A striking example of the education of young athletes are the performances of veteran rowers at various international regattas.