Palace of Water Sports officially opened in Kazan

In the capital of Tatarstan commissioned Palace of Water Sports — the penultimate to the 2013 Universiade. "This is one of the major projects that were built to student the Games," — said General Director of "Kazan 2013" Vladimir Leonov. The construction of the arena with a capacity of 4.2 million viewers began in November 2009, it cost about 3.6 billion rubles. Due to the fact that Kazan in 2015 to take the world championship in water sports, the project was more complicated.

By the opening of the palace is dated the first test events of the Universiade — Russian high jump championship among juniors, which starts on April 12. Immediately after, April 16-22, the final of the Cup of Russia on swimming, and from April 23 to 27 — the national championship in synchronized swimming.


"We have made significant adjustments to bring the palace in compliance with the latest standards of the International Swimming Federation (FINA)», — added Leonov. Under one roof are three pools: the main and training, each with a length of 50 meters and a width of 25 meters and a depth of 3 meters, as well as hopping swimming pool equipped with a tower and springboard. All dimensions refer to Olympic standards. The new complex also has a medical center, a fitness room.

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