Sports Arena of PJSC “Zaporizhstal” Holds the Traditional Tournament for Olga Strazheva’s Prizes

The most titled Zaporizhzhia representative of sports gymnastics – the champion of the Olympic Games (1988), winner of the World Cup, medalist of prestigious international tournaments and continental championships Olga Strazheva once again gathers guests in Zaporizhzhia together.

The tournament for prizes of the famous athlete takes place this year an eight time. Traditionally, at the Specialized Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve “Metallurg” at the sports arena of “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, girls compete for the medals. This year the Cup of Olga Strazheva united athletes from 6 regions of Ukraine. About 80 gymnasts from 6 to 17 years old from Kharkov, Bila Tserkva, Manganets, Lviv, Mariupol take part in the competition.

Students of Specialized Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve «Metallurg», which is one of the sponsored institutions of PJSC “Zaporizhstal”, will represent Zaporizhzhia. Annually the enterprise allocates about UAH 600 000 in support of this school of gymnastics.

– The Steel Works constantly assists not only in the provision of the arena, but also finances a children’s and youth school of artistic gymnastics. It is no secret that Zaporizhzhia school of artistic gymnastics is one of the most powerful schools in Ukraine. I think, we will soon see future champions of the world in these girls, – said Igor Chumachenko, head of Legal Department of the trade union committee of “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, deputy of Zaporizhzhia city council of “Opposition bloc”.

A high level of conditions for the competitions allows participants to demonstrate their best achievements and skills. The strongest will meet in the final. The winners will get for medals and pride places on the pedestal.