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XX All-Russian School Olympiad in Physical Education has solemnly been opened
The Ulyanovsk region for the
tenth time became the venue of a sports festival in 2019. The opening ceremony
of the Olympiad has been held at the Sovremennik Cinema and Concert Complex today.
More than 200 high school students from 62 regions of the country who have
become the best at the regional stage are
going to compete for the right to represent the country at the international
level and be enrolled in universities for sports programs without exams.The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the sports community
from all over Russia. Video messages with wishes for schoolchildren were
recorded by the winners of the Olympiad of previous years. The concert program
included exhibition performances of Ulyanovsk athletes and sports dancing. The
holiday was welcomed by the first deputy chairman of the Legislative Assembly
of the Ulyanovsk Region Vasily Gvozdev, Deputy Minister of Education and
Science Alexei Shklyar, as well as the event organizers: USU Rector Boris Kostishko
and Chairman of the Central Subject-Methodological Commission of the School for
Physical Culture Nikolay Chesnokov.
The Rector of the flagship university congratulated the assembled on the opening of the Olympiad that is twice anniversary and wished victory to all participants.
“We, at Ulyanovsk State University, know firsthand what significance sports and a healthy lifestyle have. We train specialists in various fields, including in the field of physical culture and sports. Champions of Russia, Europe and the world, winners and prize winners of the final stages of the All-Russian School Olympiad in the subject “Physical Culture” are trained at the University. The Olympiad gave a lot to the university. When we started, we almost had no sports facilities. Now, the Olympiad is held at the sites of the university, and students, staff and citizens have the opportunity to go in for physical culture at the modern sports facility of USU ” said Boris Kostishko.
The expert from the capital, Nikolai Chesnokov, in turn, expressed his gratitude to the administration of the university and the head of the region for the many years of excellent organization of the sports festival, as well as physical education teachers, parents and mentors of athletes.
“To become winners and prize-winners, one needs to go a hard way. There will be five tests that consist of theoretical and methodological and practical stages. Participants are going to complete tasks in a test form and show their physical fitness. Schoolchildren will have to struggle, first of all, with themselves, in order to improve their results and show everything they are capable of, and even more. Participation in such events is remembered for life, gives the ability to mobilize yourself and purposefully go to victory. But the main thing for the children is the opportunity to make new friends, ”said Nikolai Chesnokov, the chairman of the Central Subject-Methodological Commission of the School on Physical Culture.
Winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad will be announced at the closing ceremony on April 19. The Ulyanovsk region is represented by Timur Kadyrov from gymnasium No. 79 and Anna Prokaeva from school No. 64.