A press conference dedicated to the competition was organized today at the iChan Kala Hotel.
The event was attended by the Chairman of the NOC Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov and the Secretary General of the Committee Oybek Kasymov, the Secretary General of the Triathlon Federation of Uzbekistan Elena Kun, the technical delegate of the competition Sajjad Bageriandehordi and media representatives. The press conference was opened by Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov.
"There is little time left before the start of the Asian Triathlon Cup, which is very important for us. This sport is developing rapidly in our country. Our esteemed President pays special attention to the development of a healthy lifestyle and mass sports, and based on this, such major tournaments are very important for us. Triathlon previously existed in Uzbekistan, however, the creation of the national federation in 2019 was a very important step towards the popularization of triathlon. In particular, foreign coaches were involved in the federation. This is an important step towards winning a license for the upcoming Olympic Games," Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov said
Also, Oybek Kassymov expressed his opinion on the popularization of triathlon:
"At the beginning of the year, our President was instructed to hold at least 20 international competitions in Uzbekistan. The Asian Cup plays an important role in promoting triathlon. Fans were really looking forward to such major tournaments. We believe that on weekends, such competitions will be very useful for them. The Triathlon Federation of Uzbekistan has put forward a proposal on the inclusion of this sport in the program of the Youth Asian Games "Tashkent-2025". We support this idea."
During the event, Elena Kuhn provided additional information about the competition. According to her, professional athletes perform on October 9, and amateurs on October 10. The competitions will be held around the Uzexpocenter in Yunusabad district. According to the regulations, the students will compete in a 750-meter swim, a 20 km bike race and a 5 km run. The honor of our national team will be defended by 5 athletes.