30th Year At the Bosphorus
30th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will be held on Sunday, 22 July. More than two thousand swimmers are set to participate in the event.
Being annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the race once again gathers swimmers from numerous countries. The participants will enter the water in Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul at 10:00 on Sunday morning and attempt to crossing to the European side where the finish area is located in Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. Depar Timing will provide the timing services for the 6.5km event as well as transmitting the results to the LED screens. Depar Timing’s system will produce a certificate for each finisher immediately with the time of the swimmer.
30th Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will officially kick off on Saturday, 21 July, with various activities at the Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park. The Show Swim, scheduled to 14:00, will include Fatma Nazan Göğen, the only swimmer to have participated in all 29 races to date.
The event welcomes two legendary Olympians this year. Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry who has a collection of seven Olympic medals in her career, and the 35-time world record breaker in pole vault, Sergey Bubka of Ukraine, will join the sports fans to watch the race.