7 Feb 2023 14:16

No Russian athletes attending training camps in Turkey injured in earthquake - teams training center

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - No Russian athletes currently attending training camps in Turkey were injured during the recent earthquake, director of Russia's National Teams Training Center Georgy Bryusov said.

"There are no members of national sports teams of the Russian Federation among those injured," Bryusov said on Telegram.

Under the unified calendar plan, the Russian athletes currently attending training camps in Turkey via the National Teams Training Center include 16 track cyclists and eight coaches (from February 1 to February 28 in Alanya), 31 sailing team athletes and seven coaches (from January 24 to February 8 in Bodrum), 29 shooting sport athletes and eight coaches (from February 2 to February 17 in Mersin), 14 triathletes and nine coaches (from January 20 to February 18 in Alanya), and another 14 triathletes and seven coaches (from February 3 to March 23).

Four members of Russia's Paralympic teams are currently in Turkey as well.

"We are keeping in touch with the administration of the aforementioned Russian sports federations and representatives of the teams at the sites of the National Teams Training Center's events," Bryusov said.

The powerful earthquake that rocked Turkey in the early hours of Monday and subsequent aftershocks caused large-scale damage in several Turkish provinces and in neighboring Syria.