11th Alexander Popov Cup

11th Alexander Popov Cup

December 6 - 8,
2018

Official website of Alexander Popov Cup

On 6-8 December 2018, the International Children's Games for Olympic Champions’ Prizes (11th Alexander Popov Cup) took place in Kazan. 

About tournament

The Alexander Popov Cup is an international youth swimming competition organized annually since 2008. The tournament has become traditional for young athletes. More than 4,000 children from Russia, CIS and European countries have already taken part in the event.

The 11th Alexander Popov Cup combined six sporting events:

  • Greco-Roman wrestling (Alexander Karelin prize);
  • Handball (Igor Lavrov prize);
  • Skiing (Alexander Legkov prize);
  • Rhythmic gymnastics (Daria Shkurikhina prize);
  • Synchronized swimming (Svetlana Romashina prize);
  • Swimming (Alexander Popov prize).

About 1,600 young athletes aged up to 16 from 60 Russian regions, CIS and European countries (Germany, Estonia, Serbia and others) competed in the tournament. 30 Olympic champions and medallists, as well as world champions hosted special workshops for young competitors.

The Alexander Popov Cup was organized at the following venues: 

  • Burevestnik Swimming Pool (swimming, synchronized swimming); 
  • Burevestnik Athletic Stadium (skiing);
  • Academic and Laboratory Building of the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism (Greco-Roman wrestling);
  • Gymnastics Centre (rhythmic gymnastics);
  • Miras Sports Complex (handball).

The tournament took place in Kazan for the second time. The capital of Tatarstan hosted the anniversary edition of Alexander Popov Cup in 2017.

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