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Украина провела первый в истории Европейский кубок в Днепропетровске

Червень 11th, 2014

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Впервые в истории украинского триатлона в нашей стране проведены официальные соревнования Европейского уровня.  Не смотря на сложную обстановку в стране и многие препятствия все было сделано на высоком уровне и представители европейского союза триатлона (ETU) оценили проведенное мероприятие на отлично.  Победу праздновали украинцы Егор Мартыненко и Юлия Елистратова.
Детальнее в изложении официального сайта ETU.

http://etu.triathlon.org/news/article/ukraine_set_for_historic_european_cup_in_dnepropetrovsk

Ukraine set for historic European Cup in Dnepropetrovsk

By David Peddie on 22/05/14 at 8:09 pm

This weekend will be a historic occasion in Dnepropetrovsk as the Ukrainian city hosts the country’s first ever European Cup competition.

It will be a special occasion, one the Ukrainian Federation has been waiting a long time for, and the recent political unrest should not detract from what will be a landmark event for Triathlon in the country.

“It is a very important race for the Federation,” said Eduard Panarin, General Secretary of the Ukrainian Federation. “We are twenty years old and it is about time we held an international European cup race. It is very important for our athletes, the Federation and the growth of the sport in this country.”

The race also marks the debut of the ETU Development High Performance Team. This initiative was set up by the ETU Development Committee to give athletes originating from European countries, where triathlon is still in a development phase, support to experience International competition. The main target of the ETU Development Committee is to bring as many European nationalities as possible to the start of the Olympic Games.

The High Performance athletes competing in Dnepropetrovsk are Milan Tomin (SRB), Ali Atlan (TUR) and Aleksandr Dakhno (BLR) in the Elite Men’s race and Ipek Oztosun (TUR), Andrea Balan and Antonela Manac (both ROU) in the Elite Women’s race.

In the Elite Women’s race, the ETU High Performance team will be up against the likes of Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR), a former European No.1 ranked athlete and Mateja Simic (SLO). Romana Slavinec (AUT) will be one to watch as the 2012 U23 Winter Triathlon Champion has made the transition from the winter sport to the traditional discipline.

In the Elite Men’s race, Ukraine’s dynamic duo of Yegor Martynenko and Danylo Sapunov will be heavily fancied and backed by the passionate home fans.

Speaking last year after claiming the 2013 ETU Points List title, Sapunov couldn’t contain his excitement at competing in a major triathlon international race in his home country. He said: “It is a great success for our country to host two European Cups (Kiev in August). Surely, I will compete in these competitions. “

Indeed, Sapunov will compete and will be one of the favourites to win this historic race.

Elite Men

1. Yegor Martynenko UKR UA 00:52:30
2. Sergiy Kokhan UKR UA 00:53:26
3. Danylo Sapunov UKR UA 00:53:33
4. Alexandre Nobre POR PT 00:53:39
5. Tomas Svoboda CZE CZ 00:53:40
6. Mateusz Kazmierczak POL PL 00:53:41
7. Dmytro Malyar UKR UA 00:53:44
8. Aliaksandr Vasilevich BLR BY 00:53:51
9. Oleksiy Syutkin UKR UA 00:53:58
10. Anton Vitolin UKR UA 00:54:02

Elite Women

1. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR UA 01:00:50
2. Mateja Simic SLO SI 01:01:11
3. Oleksandra Stepanenko UKR UA 01:01:37
4. Inna Ryzhykh UKR UA 01:01:51
5. Anna Abdulova UKR UA 01:02:26
6. Roksolana Ishchuk UKR UA 01:02:35
7. Dariya Fedchenko UKR UA 01:03:18
8. Romana Slavinec AUT AT 01:04:38
9. Oleksandra Gryshyna UKR UA 01:04:46
10. Margaryta Krylova UKR UA 01:04:59

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