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Kazan welcomes first athletes for FINA Masters

30.07.2015, 15:30 Official events
Four participants of the 16th FINA Masters World Championships have already arrived in Kazan. They are the athletes from South Africa, the USA and Russia. The eldest of them is 74 years old.

The 16th FINA World Masters Championships will be held from August 5-16. About 3,000 athletes representing 91 nations are expected to arrive. The Masters athletes will be accommodated in the Athletes’ Village.

The Masters World Championships programme includes five aquatic sports:

Open water swimming – August 7

Synchronised swimming – August 5-10

Diving – August 12-16

Water polo – August 10-16

Swimming – August 10-16

The events will take place in 14 age groups (from 25 to more than 100 years old).

Training sessions kick off on August 2. Synchronised swimming teams will be first to try out Kazan’s swimming pools. The open water swimming training sessions are scheduled for August 4 whereas water polo players and swimmers will start their practices on August 7.

The competitions will take place at 5 sports venues: Aquatics Palace, Kazanka Venue, Burevestnik, Olymp and Akcharlak swimming pools.

The maximum number of medal events contested at the 16th FINA World Masters Championships is 635.

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