Krasnoyarsk athletes returned home from Vladivostok, where the international sports event "Children of Asia" took place last week. The Games were attended by representatives of Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Iran, India, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Thailand. According to the results of the competition, the team of the Siberian Federal District confidently took first place in the team medal standings - 45 gold, 38 silver and 36 bronze medals in total. The Krasnoyarsk team brought 23 medals to the Siberian team in seven sports - swimming, taekwondo, freestyle wrestling, boxing, athletics, judo and sambo.


— It's great that the Krasnoyarsk Territory has made a significant contribution to the victory of the Siberian team in the medal standings. These days, taking into account all the events that take place in the 'outside world', there are not very many such international achievements. Of course, the international competitions "Children of Asia" have always been a significant event, but now - especially. I followed the progress of our kids every day. We have a small chat where the heads of the regional ministries of Siberia and the head coach of the Siberian Federal District are present. The results were published there even before they appeared on the official website. Therefore, of course, we watched and worried about our athletes by all subjects of the Siberian District, – said Denis Petrovsky, Minister of Sports of the Krasnoyarsk Region.

During the Games' 11 days, athletes competed for 273 sets of awards in 19 disciplines. Swimmer Kirill Vasilovsky won four awards at the Games at once - three golds (at distances of 50 and 100 meters freestyle, in the 4 x 100-meter medley relay), as well as one silver in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay.

— Of course, the event was huge, the indescribable emotions and vivid experiences and all. Regarding my performance, to be honest, there is a feeling that I did not do enough. Before these competitions, I was at the training camp, trained to improve my time. Unfortunately, I swam a little worse timings-wise, but still glad that I took first place. After all, at the Olympics, athletes often do not show the best time either. Now the plans are to rest for a couple of weeks, and then return to duty, get back in shape and show better results, – said Kirill Vasilovsky.