700 athletes will participate in the 2019 World Rowing Cup Plovdiv from 10 to 12 May.
"We already have 650 accredited athletes. We are waiting to see if the Russian team will arrive. All competitors are coming after May 5." This was said by the chairman of the Organizing Rowing Committee Ivan Popov.
The competitions will be held in 6 corridors, and two will be heated.
"The Canal is ready for the Plovdiv World Rowing Cup” Popov added.
The World Cup starts on May 10 at 9:00 am. The semifinals are on May 11. One of the finals will also be on this day. The finals A and B are on 12 May.
From 8 to 12 May the alleys of the Rowing Base will be closed for citizens.
“Our athletes are in the initial stage of preparation. We will participate with several boats. Kristian Vassilev has a huge chance for a great results. Desislava Georgieva has also chances for a high ranking. Our efforts are thoroughly for the World Championship, which will give us a quota for the Olympic Games in 2020. " said the chairman of BF Rowing Svilen Neykov.
"Since 2011, we have held 10 big competitions at the Rowing Canal in Plovdiv, where we have shown that we are an excellent host and together with the Organizing Committee we will be able to cope with again," said Deputy Mayor Georgi Tityukov.