International Day of Sport was celebrated in Dnipro.
April 6, 2019 is the International Day of Sport. The holiday was launched in 2013 by the United Nations in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee.
They celebrated this holiday in the regional center of Dnipropetrovsk.
The event was held on the basis of the sports arena "Olimpia +". The organizers of the holiday were: Department of Youth and Sports of the Regional State Administration, Branch of the NOC of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk region, SC "State Sport for All", and with the assistance of the Department of Humanitarian Policy of the Dnieper City Council.
More than 200 spectators, mostly middle school students of Dnipro secondary schools, studied the basics and got acquainted with nine Olympic sports, including: rowing, table tennis, gymnastics, track and field, karate, judo, modern pentathlon and badminton.
Prominent athletes, Olympians, coaches, leaders of federations and their young students demonstrated the peculiarities of their sports disciplines. The main idea of the event was the presentation of Olympic sports followed by the invitation of children to active training in specialized schools and sections.
Famous Dnipro athletes have shown their skills and knowledge: Olympic Weightlifting Champion Yuri Zaitsev, silver medalist of the 1996 Olympic Rowing Championship, OSHMM Director Dina Miftahutdinova, world champion, fencer Bogdan Nikykyshterin, fencer Bogdan Nikykyshterin 2012 Athletics Anna Ryzhikova-Yaroshchuk, bronze medalist of the 3rd judo Olympic Games, representative of Judo-80 SC Oleg Verediba, European pentathlon champion Vladislav Rydvanskyy, badminton Bosnyuk Daniel and Natalia led by Wojciech multiple winner of the USSR championships Nicholas Peshekhonov Vice Champion European Champions Cup tennis table Zoya Novikova, the world's karate champion Alexander Yelanska and many others.
The guests of the holiday were warmly welcomed. And this is Dmitry Batur, deputy chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration; the head of department of youth and sports of the regional state administration Alexander Pshenichnikov; President of BC Dnipro Valery Kondratiev, Director of the Dnipropetrovsk Higher School of Physical Education Mikhail Lelchytsky; Head of the Regional Shooting Federation, Chief Medical Officer of the Mechnikov Hospital Serhiy Ryzhenko; Vice-President of the International Charitable Foundation Alexander Petrovsky "Solidarity" Yana Ivanilov, Assistant Alexander Vladimirovich Petrovsky, a well-known athlete Narek Budagyan, chairman of the regional federation of happy pentathlon, director of the CC of the Association for Sport for All, Sergei Timar; Oleksandr Duvbakov, Executive Director of the NOC of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; the head of the city judo federation Gregory King and other guests.
All present received gifts - specially made posters with autographs of outstanding sportsmen of the region. After the masterclasses, students with great interest talked with celebrities and guests of honor during autographs and photo shoots.
The holiday was also the main thing that pleased the children who were still happy.