The torch relay of the winter Universiade, met in Rostov-na-Donu

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petalive in Rostov-on-don. Archival photoThe torch relay of the winter Universiade, met in Rostov-na-Donu© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

Rostov-on-don on Monday met the torch relay of the winter Universiade, which will take place in Krasnoyarsk in 2019.

The torch relay of the winter Universiade, met in Rostov-na-Donu© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotobanka for the first time in the history of the adopted relay race of the world Universitiesto took the baton from Simferopol. Torchbearers ran through the historic city center of the southern Federal University Bolshaya Sadovaya street and Voroshilovsky Avenue. The length of the route Rostov-on-don amounted to 2450 meters.

Fire on the streets of the city carried the torch 18, including the Minister for physical culture and sports of the region, Samvel Arakelyan, Olympic Champions in basketball Sergei Tarakanov, Greco-Roman wrestling varteres Samurgashev, rowing Nicholas Spinel, bronze medalist of Olympic games on Greco-Roman wrestling Search of Kuramagomedov.

Ended stage of the torch relay of the student games on the square in front of the don state technical University, where he was the final celebration, which culminates in the lighting of the city bowl of fire.

«Today we are celebrating a special event in Rostov: we picked up the torch of the winter Universiade 2019. Fire walked before us thousands of kilometers and thousands more will take place after the don land,» — said the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev.

He noted that sport is one of the favorite activities of residents of the Rostov region. «Here today engaged in sports to 1.5 million people and half of them are students and schoolchildren. We have ambitious goals that we intend to solve by 2020, and 94% of students and pupils should be engaged in physical culture and sports», — said the Governor.

The torch relay of the winter Universiade, met in Rostov-na-Donu© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoballoon: I hope that the Universiade-2019 will open Russian sport new imanis Rostov-on-don, a fire will travel to Ulyanovsk, where from 9 to 11 October in the framework of the international forum «Russia — sports power» will be a presentation of the torch relay of the student games. Then the fire will be delivered to Stavropol, where 13 October, will be the next stage of the relay.

The flame of the Universiade-2019 was lit on 20 September in Turin, Italy, where, in 1959, for the first time, the Game was held among the students. In the international stage of the torch relay took place in the capitals of the games of yesteryear — Alma-ATA (Kazakhstan) and Harbin (China). Russia’s first fire of the winter Universiade-2019 met in Moscow on 29 September. In total, the torch will visit 30 cities of Russia and will end on March 1, 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

World winter Universiade 2019 will be held in Krasnoyarsk from 2nd to 12th of March 2019. Athletes will compete for 76 sets of medals in 11 kinds of sport: biathlon, skiing, Curling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, orienteering on skis, figure skating, freestyle, ice hockey, ball hockey, short-track. Russia will host the Universiade for the third time.