Today, XIV. World Championship of Men and V. World Championship of Women in Fire Sport started in Banská Bystrica at the SNP stadium. Slovakia has become the host country for athletes from almost 20 countries of the world for the first time in history. Delegations from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Germany, Poland, Austria, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Italy, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are participating at the event. Sportsmen and sportswomen, like every year, will present themselves in four basic disciplines of the fire sport. They will compete in overcoming the 100 m obstacle course, climbing the hook ladder on the 4th floor of the training tower (in case of women it is climbing the hook ladder on the 2nd floor), fire relay race 4×100 meters with obstacles and fire combat deployment. During the first competition day athletes will compete in climbing the hook ladder of the training tower. Women will perform climbing the hook ladder on the 2nd floor between 10.00 – 11.30, men will compete between 11.30 – 14.00.
Today at 17.00 it will be also held an opening ceremony of the event, to which Minister of the Interior of the Slovak Republic Denisa Saková and the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini accepted the invitation.
World Championship in Fire Sport will be available online during all four days HERE!
Entry to the World Championship is free.