Competitors from 27 countries will participate in the international orienteering championship in Targovishte

Competitors from 27 countries will participate in the international orienteering championship in Targovishte
Competitors from 27 countries will participate in the international orienteering championship in Targovishte

In Targovishte, registration for participation in the international orienteering championship has begun. From tomorrow until September 18, the municipalities of Targovishte, Popovo and Razgrad will host the competition, in which the best in the discipline will compete for medals in the last third round of the World Cup for men and women, the first ever World Youth Championship and girls under 23 years and World Orienteering Championship for veterans, Ivan Sirakov, director of the competition and competitor of SKO Variant 5 (Targovishte), told BTA.

The organizer of the event is the Bulgarian Orienteering Federation, together with the local orienteering sports club Variant 5 (Targovishte), with the assistance and support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Regional Administration in Targovishte, as well as the three municipalities of Targovishte, Popovo and Razgrad.

Competitors from 27 countries will participate – around 90 in the World Cup and 200 in the World Veterans Championship. Bulgaria will be represented by six men and six women, some of whom will fight for honors in the under-23 category. According to Sirakov, here are the leaders in the World Cup and the World Ranking to distribute the final victories of the season.

Ivan Sirakov explained to a BTA reporter that “Variant 5” won the host after applying for it four years ago. Now the organization of the competition is entrusted and after two or three months of work, it is already happening. The club has experience in organizing international competitions, and actively works to develop this sport.

“The organization of such an event is a laborious task and is connected with the preparation of the areas and routes, with a large volume of communication with all competitors and teams, with the institutions, with the search for sponsors and donors. We have put in a lot of effort, in the last few days I have only had a few hours of sleep. But in the actual part of the competition, our team will reach 60 people – from Targovishte and volunteers from the country,” Sirakov said.

The opening of the championship is tomorrow at 18:00 in front of the Targovishte Municipality building.

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