Universiade for athletes is equivalent to the Olympic Games

Universiade for athletes is equivalent to the Olympic Games

14 December, 18:22 245
Universiade for athletes is equivalent to the Olympic Games

Athletes continue trainings to the forthcoming important event of the country - the 28th World winter Universiade. The participant of the national team in speed skating Tatyana Klimchuk shared her opinion on Universiade 2017, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

Tatyana Klimchuk (Sokirko) is 25-years-old but in sport for 12 years. She is the world class master of sports, the repeated champion of Kazakhstan, the world record-holder in a command race among juniors in Salt Lake City (USA). Now gathering of our athletes take place in Astana then they have to pass training base in China. Tatyana said that for her the Universiade is the main start in a season.

"For me the Universiade 2017 is one of important starts, it’s like the second Olympic Games. Now I am in Astana where I’m training for competitions. I am glad that such large competitions of high level hold in our country. It is prestigious for Kazakhstan. As well as any athlete I want to win a medal and I hope that I win and will in full possession of my faculties," T.Klimchuk said.

Let's remind, the Universiade 2017 will take place in Almaty from January 29 to February 8. The program of winter Games included 12 sports. About 2,000 athletes will participate in competitions. For sports meets 3,000 volunteers will be involved from Kazakhstan and from other states. The TV broadcast will go on 80 countries of the world with the general spectator audience 1 billion people.