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25.07.2019

Ulyanovsk is 99 % ready for conducting the 20th World Crossbow Championship!

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The other day the final meeting of the Organizing Committee on the preparation and conducting of the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Field” and “Match” divisions, which is to be held on August 12-19, took place in the Government Building of Ulyanovsk. There was an extended number of participants including all the interested structures and departments as well as mass media.

“At the final OC meeting we discussed preparation for the forthcoming World Crossbow Championship that will certainly become one of the brightest events in the life of Ulyanovsk region. We don’t often handle such large scale events, especially in such a beautiful and technically difficult kind of sport. We really hope that the conducting of the World Championship will arouse the interest for crossbow shooting in our region. We’re looking forward to this big sports festival and certainly bright victories at the World Crossbow Championship in Ulyanovsk.” – told us Aleksandr Smekalin, the Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk region.

The Chairman of the Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia, the Secretary General of the International Crossbow Shooting Union Valeriy Ashikhmin noticed that a lot of hard work is done and, as a result, the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Match” and “Field” divisions will be held at a high level!

“I’m glad to tell you that Ulyanovsk is 99 % ready for conducting the IAU World Crossbow Championship. At all the preparation stages for the competitions we were given understanding and support of the authorities of the city, the governor and the regional government. There are no issues or tasks that have to be solved at the moment. The competition venues of the championship meet all the requirements and are totally ready for the competitions, the athletes are accommodated, the logistic schemes are worked out. More than 100 volunteers will help at the championship. Our goal is to hold the 20th World Crossbow Championship in “Field” and “Match” divisions at a high level and show the guests our generosity, hospitality and the beauty of the region: the river Volga, landscapes, unique nature, rich history and friendly people.” – pointed out Valeriy Ashikhmin, the Chairman of the Crossbow Shooting Federation of Russia, the Secretary General of the IAU.