Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov visited our city on January 28, 2019. His working visit took place in the framework of the transfer of the status “Youth Capital” from the Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi. Among the planned events is the celebration of the best sportsmen of our city, who achieved high sports results in 2018 and proudly represented Kamianets-Podilskyi and Ukraine at the national and world levels. The celebration took place at the conference hall of the university.

Ihor Zhdanov pronounced a welcoming speech. The Minister of Youth and Sport of Ukraine has noted the best athlete students: Alina Komaschuk, Dariya Bilodid, Igor Radivilov, Tatiana Shlopko, Ivan Geshka and others – who are the pride of national sport.

University rector Sergiy Kopylov highlighted the university’s achievements in sport. For years of existence, our institution has trained almost 90 thousand specialists with higher education, among them there are well-known athletes: coach of the legendary handball team “Spartak”, Honored Coach of the USSR, 20-time champion of the USSR, candidate of pedagogical sciences Turchin I. E.; Honored Coach of the USSR, Honored Master of Sports, XX Olympic Champion, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Bodnarchuk A.P.; Honored Masters of Sports, twice Olympic Handball Champions Turchina Z.M., Bobrus L.K., Manokha G.P., Marshuba M.P.; Honored Master of Sports, Champion of the XXII Olympic Games Tkachenko N.V .; Honored Master of Sports, four-time champion of the world in wrestling sambo, participant of XXVI Olympic Games, multiple champion of Ukraine Belyaeva T.I; Honored Master of Sports, bronze medalist of the XXVI Olympic Games Zazirov Z.D .; Honored Master of Sports in Free Fight, Olympic Champion, bronze medalist of the XXIX Olympic Games, three-time world champion, two-time champion of Europe Merleni (Mikulchin) I.O.; silver medalist of the XXIX Olympic Fighting Games, Stadnik A.V.; Honored Master of Sports, world champion in judo Zantaraya G.M. and other.

City Mayor Mykhaylo Simashkevich emphasized the importance of sport for every person. In addition, the mayor noted that the students of our university are an integral part of the victories and pride of the city over Smotrych. Igor Zhdanov and Mikhaylo Simashkevich awarded the top ten athletes in 2018 with certificates of the executive committee of the city council, personalized T-shirts and medals. The top ten included:

Tatyana Shlopko, IMSU, world champion among juniors; bronze powerlifting winner among women;

Roman Holovatyuk, HMSU, winner of the Kickboxing World Cup;

Victor Boyko, CMS, winner of the World Summer Gymnasium for boxing;

Oleg Mamatov, MSU, silver medalist of the World Summer Gymnasium from Taekwando;

Anna Kovalchuk, CMS, bronze medalist of the World Summer Gymnasium on Taekwondo;

Anastasia Samoylovych, European Bodybuilding Champion (model fitness);

David Nesterov, CMS, European champion among cadets from Taekwando;

Danil Stasiuk, MSU, bronze medalist of the European Cadet Fight Championship;

Zhanna Kondratova, CMS, bronze medalist at the Kickboxing World Cup;

Antonina Osecka, IMSU, bronze medalist at the World Cup on kickboxing.

By the decision of the session of the city council for active citizenship, a significant personal contribution to the development of national sports and popularization of Kamianets-Podilskyi on the national and international levels Sergiy Chaika, the president of the city federation Taekwondo, the president of the sports club “Chaika”,  was awarded the honors of the City Council.

We hope that the honors will be a good stimulus for the following victories!

Press Centre of the University

(translated by Oleksandra Mahdiy)