(Photo: National Badminton Federation of Russia)
24-hour badminton marathon by cosmonaut Misurkin
Date: 6/27/2018 3:04 PM
Published by : National Badminton Federation of Russia
The cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin from Russia completed a badminton marathon, where he played badminton with friendly matches with fans of all ages.

From 6 AM till 6 PM, the cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin was playing badminton with everyone who wanted. The sports marathon ‘Earth Day of Space Badminton’ announced under the aegis of the National Badminton Federation, Badminton Europe Confederation (BEC) and Badminton Federation of Orlovskaya region, occurred on the International Olympic Day.

For 24 hours, the hero of Russia pilot cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin performed friendly matches with 127 fans of badminton. Not only the citizens of Orlovskaya Region took part in the marathon, badminton guests of all ages from Brynask, Kursk, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, and, even India, came to play a match with the cosmonaut.

After the marathon cosmonaut Misurkin said:

- I’m endlessly grateful to my earth crew for a well-thought-out arrangement and organization of the marathon. But new goals are already ahead. It was exciting for me to see a lot of kids who came with obvious talent for this sport. So, we have developed a rich soil for improvement! It gives us extra powers! I express great gratitude to the administration of the city for the support. Can’t wait till the next meeting on court. Welcome to our orbit!

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