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VIII edition of the youth swimming tournament "Alexander Rusev" gathered 10 teams from the country

Saturday, 26 August 2023

The eighth edition of the Alexander Rusev Youth Swimming Tournament has started, with 97 children from 10 teams from the country participating. It takes place over two days - 26 and 27 August, at the outdoor swimming complex "Danube". The organizer of the sporting event is the eponymous foundation in memory of the late Alexander Rusev.

The opening of the competition was attended by the Mayor of Ruse Pencho Milkov, who welcomed the organizers and the Chairman of the Foundation Ilian Rusev-Skouri, participants and spectators.

"I wish all the young athletes to give their best and let this tournament become a kind of celebration of willpower, endurance and sportsmanship," Milkov said. He also appealed to all present to support the noble cause of Ilian Rusev for the construction of a sports rehabilitation center to help children with disabilities.
In the competition participate the Ruse teams of "Lokomotiv", "Iris", "Dalian" and Student Sports School (SSS), as well as representatives of 6 other clubs - from Sofia, Varna and Silistra.
On the first day of the competition, two age groups swam - "A", in which young competitors born in 2014-2015 participate, and group "B" - born in 2012-2013, respectively. On Sunday, the start of the competition will be from 9 :30 p.m., when three relays will participate and starts are planned in the individual disciplines as well.

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