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Students of Saratov University Became Best at Regional Spartakiad

16 August, 2022 - 16:37

Students of Saratov University Became Best at Regional Spartakiad

Даниил Пронин
Светлана Артамонова

On August 15, SSU students participated in the Spartakiad of Summer Sports and Recreation Camps of Universities of Saratov Region. The event was held at the Lawyer sports and recreation camp of SSU. The athletes took part in eight competitions: men's and women's streetball and beach volleyball, men's futsal, chess, darts, and table tennis.

The regional Minister of Youth Policy and Sports Roman Gribov welcomed the athletes. ‘For several years we have not gathered at the Spartakiad because of the pandemic. Now we are meeting in this wonderful place to hold competitions and determine the best university of Saratov Region in terms of sports. May the strongest win!’

He awarded distinguished sports specialists of higher educational institutions of the region. The SSU basketball coach Ilya Gusev was awarded with a letter of appreciation for his great contribution to the development of student sports.

Vice-Rector for Youth Policy and Organisational Work Anton Golovchenko underlined the idea of the significant role of SSU in the sports life of the region and the country and noted the importance of holding such events. ‘Our students always show very good results at sports events at all levels. First of all, this sports contest gives an opportunity for athletes to communicate with each other, to enjoy their favourite thing. Victories, of course, are very significant, but participation is first and foremost important here. Surely, our students will show their skills as they always do.’

The SSU men's streetball team won the first place in the competition. Victor Yermakov and Yaroslav Pechenjian (the Institute of Sports and Physical Training), Kirill Kazarin (the Faculty of Geography), German Guyo (the Institute of Physics) helped get the victory for the university. The women's team took the second poistion. The team included the ISPhT students – Daria Vinokurova, Alyona Ageyeva, Sofia Zonina, and Tatiana Yurina.

The women's and men's beach volleyball teams won the first places at the Spartakiad. The winning teams were represented by Alexander Nikishin (ISPhT), Daniil Akulov (the Faculty of Law), as well as Rusalina Kerimbayeva and Valeria Sorokina (ISPhT).

Saratov University took the first place in the chess competition. Anastasia Vysotskaya, Maxim Kulayev (ISPhT) and Oganes Airapetyan (the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics) helped achieve a high result.

The SSU darts team consisting of Egor Kuznetsov (the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technologies) and Anna Kolpachenko (the Institute of Philology and Journalism) took the honourable second place. The men's futsal team took the bronze medal/ It consisted of the ISPhT students – Kirill Yermakov, Danila Konovalov, Maxim Tarasov, Artem Kharlamov, Nikita Torgashov, and Roman Lysenko.

Igor Scryabin, a student of the Institute of Physics, and Maria Vetrenko, a student of the Institute of Chemistry, took the fourth position in the table tennis competition.

In the unofficial team competition, the SSU team confidently took the first place. In total, Saratov University has four gold medals.