In the track and field athletics arena SK Metallurg of the PJSC “Zaporizhstal” held the 13th all-Ukrainian youth tournament in Greco-Roman wrestling and memory of the USSR master of sports Pavel Kushchinsky. Athletes of different ages gathered in the arena together with their support groups. They opened the tournament with the Ukrainian Anthem and a terrific show with Chinese dragons. Also on the carpet came two athletes – a veteran and a young student. After their symbolic battle, the main contests began.
The youngest pupils – 5 years – were the first to enter the carpet. Despite the young age, the athletes fought like adult men.
This year, 26 weight categories in three age groups were presented at the tournament.
“Lately, a lot of money has been invested in sports by the city authorities, and by right Zaporozhye regains the status of the sports capital of Ukraine. Steel works “Zaporizhstal”, in turn, has supported and will support the development of physical culture and sport in our region and in the city. Now the arena has all the conditions for full-fledged and quality training, which will then enable our athletes to achieve good results in various championships. The most important thing is that children have a desire to go in for sports, and the steel works is always open in order to help them and do everything to achieve high sports results,” – noted Sergei Ilchenko, the Youth Leader of the Steel Works and the Youth Mayor of Zaporozhye.
Winners of the tournament got medals and cups.