The stage of the Olympic Torch Relay started in Maykop

  • 03.02.2014 14:52
  • Events of Relay

MAYKOP, February 3 - R-Sport, Anatoly Samokhvalov. Head of the Republic of Adygea Aslan Tkhakushinov started with the fire of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014 at the Hippodrome in Maykop.

Thus, on Monday the relay of the flame started in the administrative center of the region. Also on the territory of the equestrian and sports complex the torch will be raised over the head by the Olympic champion in 2000 in rapid-fire pistol shooting Sergey Alifirenko, and his son Alexander, European champion of small-caliber weapon shooting will take the fire with the Sobornaya mosque on the background.

Several parts of the route will be overcome by the holder of the gold medal at the Games in 1972 in weightlifting Mukharbiy Kirzhinov and bronze medalist of the Olympics in 1980 in judo Arambiy Emizh, and cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who in 1982 made the 211-day flight to the orbit, and the silver medalist in Beijing, three-time champion of the world in handball Anna Kareeva will run through the Central Park.

The city cauldron will be lit by the head of the region Tkhakushinov together with the champion of the Paralympic Games in 2008 in air pistol shooting Valery Ponomarenko who also hot the silver and bronze medals in London, and two bronze medals in Beijing.