Evgeny Voronov took part in the opening of the streetbusket center in Blagoveshchensk

“Amurskaya Pravda” — about the opening of a streetbasket center in Blagoveshchensk.
Евгений Воронов принял участие в открытии центра стритбаскета в Благовещенске
“In childhood, we could only dream of a such sports field,” — say the basketball stars: the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Evgeny Voronov and the European champion Sergey Bykov. They came to Blagoveshchensk to open the Street Basketball Center, built on the Amur Embankment with the support of Sibur. Professional basketball players held a master class for young athletes and played in a friendly game with the Amur "White House" team yesterday.

There were no red ribbons closing the entrance here — even before the official opening of the Street Basketball Center, all platforms were occupied by athletes of different ages. The boys and girls were passing orange balls to each other and in turn tried to throw them in the basket. Training session was led by captain of Zenit, Olympic bronze medalist Evgeny Voronov.

“The most important thing is that the guys have a desire to play,” — he said. — They have a lot of time ahead to train and, maybe, grow into professional players, or maybe just go through life with basketball, love it.”

After the master class young athletes played with their coach. The most daring girl was Antonina Kretova. Evgeny and Antonina were given five attempts to throw the ball into the basket, the one whose shots were more effective won. Antonina was more accurate. As Antonina told, she has been playing basketball for about 15 years.

— Of course, it was difficult to compete with Evgeny, I think he succumbed to me, — admitted the girl.

The Olympic medalist later denied these suspicions: “No, she honestly won!”

By the way, according to the athlete, the quality of the new site in Blagoveshchensk is excellent.

— Excellent coverage, beautiful baskets. I would be happy if I had such a playground in my childhood, — Evgeny admitted.