The best athletes of 2017 were awarded in Krasnodar

The Mayor of the city Evgeny Pervyshov, the Chairwoman of the City Duma Vera Galushko, Olympic champion Irina Karavaeva personally congratulated the champions and coaches, presented the awards in the field of physical culture and sports during the ceremony "Krasnodar Olympus-2017 ".

"Today in Krasnodar more than 80 kinds of sports are developing, over 200 thousand children are engaged in sports schools, clubs and sections. We know how hard it is to gain big victories. We are proud of you, when the national flag rises and the anthem of our country plays in your honor. We will try to do even more for the development of sports movement in Krasnodar," said Evgeny Pervyshov.

The city Mayor also noted the successful performances of the Krasnodar athletes at the summer Deaflympic games in Turkey, told about the opening of the new children's municipal sports school of boxing and thanked the organizers of the GTO (Ready for Labor and Defense) activities for the best work in the region.

Traditionally, a symbolic "ten" of athletes, compiled by the results of their achievements at Russian and international tournaments, as well as the names of the most successful coaches are called in Krasnodar at the end of the year.

In addition, this year heroes in nine more nominations were honored. Some of them for personal achievements and the others for success in team. In total, more than 50 people were noted.

Thus, among the best athletes of Krasnodar in 2017 are: Daria Karyakina — the silver medalist of the European Judo Cup, Vladislav Ryzhkov — medalist of the World Championship in trampoline jumping, Sergey Chigirev — prizewinner of the World Championship in Greco-Roman wrestling and many times winner of international wrestling tournaments.

Among the most effective coaches of 2017 — Svetlana Agafonova. She has prepared more than 80 winners of the Championships of Russia, Europe and the World on trampoline jumping and double mini-tramp. Among the awarded — Karyun Movsisyan. His experience in the field of physical culture and sports — more than 30 years, among his trainees — the champions of the USSR, Europe and the Olympic Games.

Evgeny Pervyshov, Vera Galushko and Irina Karavaeva solemnly presented the awards in the category "Overcoming" to the pupils of the coach of physical culture and sports club for disabled people "Iskra", founder of the club of active recreation on the water "Running on the Waves" Vladimir Dolgov. Anastasia Belogurova, Pavel Gromov, Arthur Chuprov, Anton Zvyagintsev participate and win in Russian and international canoeing and kayaking races among athletes having musculoskeletal system diseases. They were the first of the Kuban rowers to have won medals of the European and World Championships this summer.

"Our example caught up fast. Wheelchair guys saw how we train and win, come to our base, engaged in sports and already make a strong competition for us. We make Krasnodar a city of equal opportunities," said Pavel Gromov.