Ekaterina Andreeva, Ekaterina Odintsova and other stars at the closing ceremony of the qualifying Olympic tournament in equestrian sport "Tokyo Tour" | Events
July 3, 2019
From 20 to 30 June in the Moscow Equestrian complex MAXIMA PARK a unique competition in equestrian sport was held – a special qualifying Olympic tournament "Tokyo Tour". For a week, viewers watched as 7 participating teams fight for a ticket to the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo . And the closing ceremony last Sunday was attended by many fans of this noble sport, including many Russian celebrities.
"Tokyo Tour" was a completely new event for the world sports community. A special qualifying tournament for the countries belonging to the Olympic Group C was held for the first time in history and gathered athletes from Russia, Israel, Poland, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus in Russia. In the first days of the tournament, the participants demonstrated to the judges a set of exercises of high complexity during the dressage competitions, and the rest – overcame the barriers on the battlefield during the qualifying round of show jumping.
High skill and technical skills helped the team of Russia in dressage to get a team license for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 . In the Grand Prix for Jumping, the team won Israel .
After the awards ceremony, the guests were addressed by Moscow Cossack Choir and a cover band "Davinchi" . The stars shared their impressions and were in no hurry to disperse.
Among the honored guests were the president of the Equestrian Federation of Russia Marina Vladimirovna Sechina, and Tikhonova Tatyana , Dmitry Borisov, Vladimir Kozhin, Olesya Boslovyak-Kozhina, Anna Tikhomirova, Adelina Sotnikova, Glafira Tarkhanova, Sabina Akhmedova and many others.
Ekaterina Andreeva: “My first acquaintance with a horse took place when I was about 30 years old. It was Akhaltykinets, but I didn’t know that, so I just walked over to him, patted him behind the ear, and he, apparently, was so stupid from my impudence that he allowed himself to be saddled. Since then, I occasionally ride horses, but, an interesting fact, I can not spur their horse – I always agree. "
Dmitry Borisov: “I followed the competition with interest and could not miss the closing ceremony. By the way, as a child I used to go horse riding, this is a great pleasure, I recommend everyone to try. ”
Olesya Kozhina-Boslovyak and Vladimir Kozhin
Vladimir Kozhin: “As a child I had the opportunity to go to the Don every summer, and all this time was associated with horses. There was a lot of beauty there – and knightly tournaments, and training to ride bareback. There were also blows with a hoof, but there was much more pleasure from communicating with these most beautiful and smartest animals to which an approach must be found. ”
Olesya Boslovyak: “What I see today from the podium is aerobatics. It is hard to imagine how a brittle-looking rider can curb such a powerful and wayward animal. I myself engaged in horse riding, so I know how difficult it is to find contact with a horse. I admire athletes and enjoy the beauty of this sport ”.
Anton Azarov and Anna Tikhomirova
Anna Tikhomirova: “It's great that thanks to the Equestrian Sport Federation such an event took place in Russia. Our competitors took the third place, but I am sure that in the future the national team will have great success. I know how difficult this sport is, and I am pleased to see how many fans gathered to support their heroes. ”
Glafira Tarkhanov: “I want to thank the Equestrian Federation of Russia for inviting me to this amazing event. We participated in the selection for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and it is a great honor. The event gathered us with our friends in the countryside on this summer day, which we had a great time. ”
Mariana Spivak with her son
Maria Golubkina: “I have been doing dressage all my life and I have the second adult level in equestrian sports. I think I was a good lover and the best rider among Russian actresses. ”
Andreyanova Julia, Andreyanova Victoria and Kostyukova Elizaveta
Victoria Andreyanova: “I have loved horses since childhood. When I was little, I lived with my dad in the village and often went astride. I will never forget how once the horse, on which my sister Katya Strizhenova was sitting, carried on to the steppe. It is good that Katya did not have time to get scared, and everything was resolved without tragedies. Today I met many familiar faces and was pleasantly surprised by how many fans of equestrian sports we have. ”
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