Saturday, December 16, 2017

UrFU student Artem Garashchenko wins snowkite championship

Ural Federal University student Artem Garashchenko recently won the Russian Snowkite Championship.

Snowkite involves being towed on a snowboard by a kite. Strong winds helped the Yekaterinburg competitor jump the ice to victory. Garashcneko was the best racer in the international competition, which involved 115 competitors from six countries.

Garaschenko said the competition left him with aching muscles, hands and feet, but he added that he was very pleased with being double world champion in the freestyle category.

The athlete is a student in the Institute of Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Policy at Ural Federal University. Overall, he ranks fourth in the world in freestyle and summer kite racing.