World Skate Ambassador: extreme sports festival in Russia has united the world

The international festival of extreme sports Grand Skate Tour in Moscow brought together participants from 28 countries. This was announced by the Ambassador of the International Skateboarding Federation and President of the Russian Skateboarding Federation Ilya Vdovin.

“There are athletes here even from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Israel. Everyone is very happy that Moscow is hosting such an event after the pandemic and all the logistical difficulties,” Vdovin shared with ““.

Vdovin also noted that the event has tacit support from the International Skateboarding Federation World Skate. “This event is supported by World Skate. She cannot openly support this event, because there is a notorious decision on Russia. Although she first admitted us [до международных соревнований]but in April this decision had to be weighed down and not allowed, ”said the president of the skateboarding federation.

According to Vdovin, despite all the difficulties, the organizers also managed to convince foreign stars to take part in the festival. So, for example, Pat Duffy, the legend of American skateboarding, came to the festival. “We managed to convince people, including Matias Del Ollo, who was in the final of the World Championship this year, and Pat Duffy, the legend of American skateboarding. Some people came from Europe,” the ambassador said.

Earlier, the international festival of extreme sports Grand Skate Tour started in Moscow. It runs from 7 to 11 September. In total, 5 thousand participants from 28 countries of the world and 30 regions of Russia take part in the festival. They will compete in 7 disciplines in 4 Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

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