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Andrey Birzhin Congratulated a Swimmer of the Glorax Life Team on His Gold Award in Competition

Andrey Birzhin congratulated Andrey Kurnosov – a master of sports in swimming, a professional swimmer and a member of the Glorax Life corporate team – who competed at the XXIV Open Russia Cup in swimming in the Masters category. In Kazan the athlete has won five medals in various courses.

The XXIV Open Russia Cup in swimming took place in Kazan on November 24 to 26, 2017. Over 830 athletes from 67 regions of the Russian Federation were competing at the Water Sports Palace.

For the Russian athletes this competition was a qualification round for the European Championship in short course swimming that is to take place in Copenhagen on December 13 to 17, 2017.

Andrey Kurnosov has won a set of five medals in the following categories:

  • 50 meters, crawl – gold
  • 100 meters, crawl – gold
  • 200 meters, crawl – silver
  • 50 meters, butterfly – gold
  • 100 meters, medley – gold

‘Preparation for a championship of such level takes two months in average and miles and miles of swimming and training in a gym. It requires discipline, self-control and perseverance to perform well. There are many high-profile international tournaments ahead’, Andrey Kurnosov commented on his success.

Presently the athlete is preparing for the Open Dutch Masters in January and Open France Short Course Masters in March.

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