Today, on the Day of the athlete in the White hall of the Governor's Palace of the Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov met with the winners of major international competitions in 2019. Among the participants of the meeting was an impressive group of students and undergraduates of the Volga region Academy of sports.
In his welcoming speech to the participants of the meeting Rustam Minnikhanov noted that the victories of athletes are the result of the work of their teams.
- This year is also worthy for our sport, the Republic has more than 300 medals in various international competitions. Each victory of the athlete is a victory and a great achievement of the Republic, it is a huge work of himself and his mentors, coaches, team that ensures this victory, it is the support of federations and sponsors, close people – parents, fans of neighbors. Each of your success is a great pride of the Republic!.. I wish you to develop, develop sports in the country, reach new heights and often give us reasons to rejoice and applaud your victories!", - said the President of Tatarstan.
At the end of the meeting there was a ceremony of awarding athletes, coaches and sports workers on the occasion of the day of the athlete.
Medals "For valorous labor" was awarded the silver prize-winner of the XVIII world championship by water kinds of sport 2019 in the South Korean Gwangju student of the University Alexander Red.
Gratitude of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Zilya were encouraged Batyrshina, a student of the Academy, the winner of the world championship in trap shooting; the winners of XXX summer Universiade of 2019 in Naples students Saydi Ismailov (table tennis), Irina Prikhodko and Grigory Tarasevich (swimming), alumni of the University Timur Kiyamov (tennis) and Andrew Surmacki (volleyball), graduate of Eugene Kosecka, winner of the II European Games in 2019 in Minsk and world champion in kung Fu and traditional Wushu Igor Moroz.
Not left without awards and coaches. Thanks to the President of Tatarstan were awarded to the Academy graduate, senior swimming coach Alexei Kuznetsov, coach of the Russian national badminton team, teacher of the Department of theory and methodology of tennis and badminton Igor Nazarov, as well as Arkady Tarasevich, father and coach Grigory Tarasevich.
Thanks to the President of Tatarstan for his contribution to the development of physical culture and sports in the Republic was announced to the rector of the Volga region Academy of sports Yusup Yakubov.
After the award ceremony Yusup Yakubov told about the content of a short conversation with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan during the presentation of the letter of thanks:
- The President said that the Academy is the basis of the great sport of the Republic! It's nice that he appreciates our work. This makes it clear that we need to raise the bar even higher. We are aware of the great responsibility of the team, students and athletes. We try to educate them in this feeling. And sport helps in this. After all, our students, participating in tournaments, winning them, as they say, often "stand under the flag". And this in itself is a very powerful educational procedure! Such moments do not pass without a trace. As well as meetings such as this. It is pleasant when at the level of the President such assessment of work of Academy is given.