Keremet Bank sponsored the participation of Kyrgyz rock climbers in competitions in Moscow

15 September 2023

Keremet Bank OJSC is a socially responsible bank. By providing financial assistance to the young generation, it supports national sport. Sport is of great importance for the physical development of the young generation, patriotism, public health, peace, authority of the country in the international arena, international relations, and other spheres.

One of the recent examples of Keremet Bank's regular support of sport is the sponsorship of the Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic. Thanks to the funds allocated by the financial organization, a youth team (six athletes) from Kyrgyzstan participated in the Open Climbing Competition among athletes aged 14-19. This sporting event took place in Moscow (Russian Federation) from September 7 to 10, 2023.

About 50 athletes from Belarus, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ecuador became participants of the Russian Championship in double-event and the All-Russian Speed Climbing Competition, which comprised the opening of the competition. The participants competed for medals in three categories - among athletes of 14-15, 16-17, 18-19 years old.

Speed climbing is an Olympic discipline. The competition is to cover the distance for time. The races are held on reference tracks; these are standardized international routes with a height of 15 meters.

Double-event is an Olympic discipline that combines two disciplines: "Lead climbing”, where it is necessary to climb long tracks about 15 meters high within 6 minutes; and “Bouldering” which are short, extremely difficult routes with jumps, complex coordination movements and complicated idea.

The best results of Kyrgyz participants in speed climbing were shown by the following athletes: Ilia Mysakov reached the final and took 8th place, Ilya Zhidkov - 22nd place, Alina Tyan - 24th place. Most importantly, our young athletes tested their strength, evaluated foreign competitors, gained experience, impressions and motivation for future achievements.