The new basketball season of the "fox" UMMC decided to celebrate the Russian record for the most massive simultaneous basketball dribbling. For this purpose, a representative of the INTERRECORD International Records Registration Agency arrived in Yekaterinburg.
On the eve of the first home match of the UMMC basketball team, 217 basketball fans of all genders and ages gathered on the Iset River embankment. Observing a social distance, the fans lined up with balls in an “orange snake”, the length of which was more than 500 meters, and at the same time started dribbling at the signal.
The “foxes” themselves did not pass by the event.
- Everyone would like to set a record, and I'm glad to be a part of it. I am proud that I can share this joy with children, for whom this may be the first day of basketball in their life. Once we were trying to set a record in my hometown in Belgium, a lot of people gathered. Unfortunately, we failed to set a record then, but everyone had a lot of fun, ”UMMC striker Emma Meesseman shared her emotions after the event.
The attempt in Yekaterinburg was a success, the Russian record for the most massive simultaneous basketball dribbling was recorded in the Register of Records of Russia, as well as in the "International Record Registration Agency INTERRECORD." "From 1958 to 1960," Uralmash "- from 1960 to 2000," Uralmash-UMMC "- from 2000 to 2001). BC UMMC acquired its current name in 2001 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021.
Over these 20 years, UMMC has won the most prestigious continental club tournament Euroleague 6 times (2003, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) and 15 times became the champion of Russia (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), setting tournament records during the seasons. And the fans in Yekaterinburg match their native club.
And the UMMC team won its first home match of the 2021-2022 season, defeating guests from the Rostov region at the main arena of the DIVS.
“UMMC Yekaterinburg "-" Peresvet-SFU "(Rostov region) 93:50 (30-7, 20-13, 26-12, 17-18).
The next match UMMC will play on October 14 in DIVS within the group stage of the Euroleague against the Italian "Venice". The meeting starts at 19:00.