IT entrepreneur and investor Maxim Bederov will become a sponsor and volunteer of PARA SWIMMING PRAGUE sport club during the first competition of Czech – Slovak Cup 2019 series. During the first meeting which will take place in Sokolov on April 6, the businessman will hand the co-organizers from CONTACT Beyond Borders – Para-Swimming Academy a check for 10,000 euros.

The competition is held by one of CONTACT BB club SK KONTAKT KARLOVY VARYfor the 17th time. Among the participants will be young swimmers in the age of 7 - 10, and they can compete with the top Paralympic athletes like Arnost Petracek, the Paralympic winner from Rio de Janeiro 2016. He is as well the world record holder. The meet is included into World Ranking and Arnost will try to attack two world records on 50m distance butterfly and backstroke. The young swimmers will aim to swim once as Arnost and they have great motivation to compete with him.

Maxim Bederov himself said that it was his friend who inspired him to support young athletes. A professional swimmer in the past, he has to volunteer for sporting events for many years. “I’m so glad to be a part of it. Events like this, not only affect the development of para-sports, but they contribute to a barrier-free environment in general, in all areas of disabled people's lives. These are ramps in public transport, special exercise equipment in sporting clubs, libraries for the blind. Of course, when it comes to a barrier-free environment, each country has a different level of progress. But if we will talk about it out loud, the situation is going to change for good. And it is a great event and opportunity to assist by possible new world records during this meet in The Czech Republic, that really makes a difference”, - businessman noted.

Maxim Bederov is a European entrepreneur, an early-stage investor, and an IT expert. He lobbies for legalization of cryptocurrency and regulation in the financial sphere and supports European companies working towards sustainable development.

Bederov is famous for his innovative approach: right now he's working on a large fintech project that in the future will bring together the traditional banking system and cryptocurrencies.