Ath­letes from Argenti­na, Colom­bia, Spain, Bul­gar­ia and Rus­sia will take part in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Phy­gi­tal skate­board­ing games will be held in Kazan on July 14–15 as part of the large-scale fes­ti­val of youth street cul­ture Urban Games. The fes­ti­val will take place in Europe’s largest extreme park, Uram.

Com­peti­tors will first show their skate­board­ing skills on the sports field and then demon­strate tricks in a skate­board­ing sim­u­la­tor. In total, 8 teams will com­pete at the com­pe­ti­tion, each with two skate­board­ers in the main line­up and one in reserve. Ath­letes from Argenti­na, Colom­bia, Spain, Bul­gar­ia and Rus­sia will come to test their strength. In addi­tion, the guest of the com­pe­ti­tion will be two-time Olympic cham­pi­on in snow­board­ing, Hon­ored Mas­ter of Sports of Rus­sia Vic Wild.

“First of all, I will note the for­mat of the com­pe­ti­tion. I imme­di­ate­ly said that this was bril­liant. This is the future of any sports dis­ci­pline. For the game, my team and I pre­pared at my house, meet­ing every oth­er day. They played and repeat­ed each oth­er’s tricks. And in the morn­ings we went to the park to train,” said Yegor Kaldikov, a mem­ber of the Russ­ian skate­board­ing team, about his team’s prepa­ra­tion.

The Phy­gi­tal Games are a series of test com­pe­ti­tions in phys­i­cal dis­ci­plines that pre­cede the Future Games, which include com­pe­ti­tion in 16 hybrid sports. All ath­letes per­form twice: first online, then on a real site, test­ing both phys­i­cal fit­ness and dig­i­tal dex­ter­i­ty. The “Games of the Future” tour­na­ment will be held in Kazan from Feb­ru­ary 23 to March 2, 2024.