The first ever children’s water polo tournament was held in Surgut. The holiday was organized by a private children’s swimming school, the Water Polo Federation of the Autonomous Okrug and the Ugra water polo club, which came to our city from Khanty-Mansiysk especially for this!
Among the guests were Tatiana Petrova, honored coach of Russia, senior coach of the Autonomous Okrug in water polo, bronze medalist of the Olympic Games. Ekaterina Shishova – one of the members of the coaching staff of the water polo club “Ugra”, a participant in the Olympic Games. The visit was supported by the team manager, participant of the Olympic Games, multiple winner of the European Championships, Honored Master of Sports Evgeniya Protsenko… The delegation from the district capital also included current players – Anna Timofeeva, bronze medalist of the Olympics and Lyubov Isakova – multiple winner of the European Championship. All of them supported the children’s teams participating in the tournament, gave tips, and together with the fans rejoiced at the goals scored. After the games, medals, cups and gifts awaited the winners and prize-winners.
Water polo in Surgut is a new sport. Two and a half years ago, our city hosted the Women’s World Cup. After that, the current mayor Vadim Shuvalov suggested that after the end of the tournament a water polo section will open.