Final in tennis, start in swimming and boxing - a new day at the BRICS Games in Kazan


On June 19, the boxing competitions of the BRICS Games will start at the Boxing and Table Tennis Center.

The tournament will be held according to the Olympic system: 3 rounds of 3 minutes with elimination after defeat. During the first three days the participants will have preliminary fights. On June 22, the final fights will be held, in which 25 sets of medals will be played.

A number of notable boxers will take part in the competition, including the winner of the 2020 Olympic Games, two-time world champion Bakhodir Jalolov (over 92 kg) from Uzbekistan, vice world champion and participant of the 2020 Olympic Games Lyudmila Vorontsova (57 kg) from Russia, as well as world championship medalist Victoria Kebikova (81 kg) and participant of the 2020 Olympic Games Vladislav Smyaglikov (over 92 kg) from Belarus. In addition, boxers from Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, China, Ethiopia, UAE, India and other countries are announced for the tournament. The beginning of the fights on June 19 - at 14:00.


Canoeing and kayaking competitions start today at the BRICS Games. Over 120 athletes from Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and India will compete for 29 sets of awards over four days. The program includes canoe races at 200, 500 and 1000 meters among men and women, in pairs and fours, as well as in mixed doubles.

Russia will be represented by such famous athletes as Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and multiple Russian champion Ilya Shtokalov, world bronze medalist Maxim Spesivtsev, two-time Russian champion Ekaterina Shlyapnikova, European bronze medalist and winner of national and international regattas Svetlana Chernigovskaya.

Stars from other countries also came to Kazan: junior European champion Victoria Vasilyeva, winner and runner-up of the Asian Championships and Asian Games Shahboz Kholmurzaev from Uzbekistan, multiple medalist of the Asian Games and participant of the Olympics of different years Mahsa Javer from Iran and many others.

Preliminary heats will start at 10:00 on June 19 at the Rowing Sports Center, and at 17:00 the final races will begin, where the first medalists will be determined: men in 200m and 1000m canoe and women in 200m and 500m canoe.


From June 19 to 21, the BRICS Games will be held at the Kazan International Equestrian Sports Complex, where 5 sets of awards will be given out (2 in jigging, 2 in tentpegging, 1 in equestrian archery)

Russia will be represented at the BRICS Games by masters of sport Fedor Efimov, Andrey Nenashev and Alexandra Kalinina, as well as world champion Grigory Feofanov.

The jigging competitions will start at 10:00, and from 15:00 spectators will be able to see the equestrian discipline of tentpegging.


From June 19-21, the BRICS Games in Kazan will host swimming competitions. About 150 athletes from 17 countries, including Russia, Brazil, UAE, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and others, will compete for 37 sets of awards. The disciplines include various freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, integrated swimming and relay races for men and women, also in mixed format.

Russia's representatives include two-time national championships winner Vlada Yeggi, promising swimmer Miron Lifintsev, who set a world junior record in the 100-meter backstroke at the Russian Championships in Kazan 2024, and many others. World Championship medalist Joao Luiz Gomes Junior from Brazil, world champion Ilya Shimanovich, Olympic participant Alina Zmushko from Belarus and other famous athletes will also compete at the BRICS Games.

Preliminary heats will start at 10:00 at the Aquatics Palace. And at 18:00 the drawing of 12 sets of medals will begin: 50 and 200 meters backstroke, 50 and 400 meters freestyle, 100 and 200 meters butterfly, 100 and 200 meters breaststroke, and relay 4x100 meters freestyle among men and women.


Wrestling competitions will continue at the BRICS Games in Kazan on Wednesday. Consolation bouts in women's wrestling will start at 11:00 at the Ak Bars Wrestling Palace, and from 18:00 the finals will be held, in which 10 sets of medals will be drawn. The winners will be determined in weight categories up to 50 kg, 53 kg, 55 kg, 57 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg and 76 kg.

After the group stage, the leaders in their categories are such notable wrestlers as bronze medalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and three-time medalist of the world championships Elena Shalygina from Kazakhstan (up to 72 kg), bronze medalist of the European Championship-2024 Alesya Getmanova (up to 57 kg) and silver medalist of the European Championship-2018 Anastasia Zimenkova (up to 76 kg), representing Belarus.

Also on this day, the tournament among Greco-Roman wrestlers will begin. The program includes preliminary bouts and semifinals. The Russian team will include Olympic medalist and world champion Sergei Emelin (63 kg), European champions Vitaly Kabaloev (55 kg), Emin Sefershaev (63 kg) and others.


The finals in the BRICS Games team tournaments will be held at the Kazan Tennis Academy on Wednesday. Both men's and women's national teams of Russia and Belarus will meet in the decisive duels.

Ilya Simakin, Danil Panarin, Igor Kudryashov, Polina Kudermetova, Ekaterina Maklakova and Elena Pridankina will represent the Russian team at the tournament. Erik Arutyunyan, Daniil Ostapenkov and Mikhail Dubrovsky, Evelina Laskevich, Daria Khomutyanskaya and Yulia Perepekhina will play for Belarus.

The deciding games, as well as the bronze medal match in the women's tournament between India and Republika Srpska, will start at 10:00.


Fencing competitions will be held at the BRICS Games from June 19 to 22. About 170 athletes from 14 countries, including Russia, Brazil, Venezuela, UAE, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Belarus, Kazakhstan and others, will come to Kazan. A total of 12 sets of awards - fencing with epee, foil and saber for men and women in individual and team competitions - will be played.

Russia will be represented by the stars of the national fencing team - Olympic champions Timur Safin, Marta Martyanova, Sofia Velikaya, Yana Egorian and other famous athletes.

On June 19, the competition at the St. Petersburg Volleyball Center will be opened by women's foil sparring. The first duels will start at 9:00. During the first day there will be three full-fledged tournaments - for women on foils and sabers, and men on epee. Semifinal matches will begin at 17:30 and finals will start at 20:00.


The chess competition will continue at the IT Park on Wednesday at the BRICS Games. The participants will play a blitz tournament.

One of the strongest grandmasters of Russia - Andrey Esipenko and Vladislav Artemyev for men, and Ekaterina Lagno and Valentina Gunina for women - are considered favorites. Their main rivals and medal contenders will be China's Xiangyu Xu and Jinshi Bai, as well as China's Qi Guo and India's Marie Ann Gomez and Padmini Routt.

The chess competition will continue until Friday, June 21. The game day will start at 10:00 am.


After the tennis finals there will be a press approach to the head of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev.

In the Basket Hall on the eve of the start of the tournament in soccer doubles a joint training session will be held by players of the Brazilian national team and two players of Rubin Kazan. The event will start at 20:30.