The first specialized centre for archery in Russia, also called a “bowdrome”, was built in the Republic of Buryatia. The Ministry of Sports of Buryatia explained that the new centre is the only specialized ground for archery training in the country designed for Olympic distances, TASS reports.
A modern three-storey sports complex is located in the centre of Ulan-Ude and covers an area of more than 5 thousand square metres. The size of the shooting field is 78 by 36 m, the capacity of the centre is designed for 100 people per shift. There are also facilities for the general physical training of athletes, namely, a gym, a medical unit, weapons rooms, as well as a commentator’s room.
It is specified that the construction was started back in 2019. In total, 222 million rubles were allocated for the implementation of the large-scale project (150 million rubles from the federal budget and 72 million rubles from the republican budget). The decision to build a complex in Ulan-Ude was made in 2016 after a successful performance at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro of Buryat archer, Inna Stepanova, who won a silver medal in the team competition together with Ksenia Perova from the Sverdlovsk Region and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva from the Trans-Baikal Territory.