31.05.2017The main sports celebration of Pyatigorsk State University – annual Champions Parade 2017 took place on May 31, 2017. This is a ceremony of the academic year’s sport summing and winners’ decoration.
L.N. Travnev, Pyatigorsk Mayor, S.A. Kuzmenko, head of the sport committee of Pyatigorsk, V.I. Razdobudko, President of Pyatigorsk Volleyball Federation, as well as D.V. Ayrapetyan, Honored Master of Sports, six-time Champion of Russia, two-time Champion of Europe, two-time World Champion, Olympic medalist of 2012 Games.
At the beginning of the ceremony a movie was shown about the students’ sport successes, their volunteer work, as well as active leisure time in Damkhurts recreational sport and health center, which celebrated its 50 year anniversary this year with a big competition.
This year was full of sport events where the university students took part: Word and Europe Championships, Finals of the Student Basketball Association of Russian South, Belov league in Krasnodar, Pyatigorsk Mayor Cup in Volleyball in Budyonnovsk, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Vladikavkaz and others. For the first time in Stavropol Krai tutors and students of the university took part in GTO program. Everyone was awarded with cups, medals, diplomas at the ceremony. “Spirit of our university, spirit of its graduates is a victory, - said Professor A.P. Gorbunov, Rector of PSU, - Who graduated the great Pyatigorsk State University always stands for victory and wins!”
This year PSU Rector backed by the Chair of Physical Education and Sports introduced a new certificate for a N.G. Travnev’s scholarship, who passed away this April but left a significant legacy as a high-qualified tutor. Certificate for achievements in physical education and sports, and significant contribution into a student sport activity was given to Georgy Landin, student of Judicial Institute by the Mayor of Pyatigorsk L.N. Travnev. “I have an honor to give the certificate named after my father, - said Travnev. – He dedicated dozens of years to service to this university. I said “service” because education is not an easy place to work in, it is a mission. He always had a reverential attitude to his students.”
Today Pyatigorsk State University has 23 sports activities. Officers of the Chair of Physical Culture and Sports successfully popularize sports and healthy lifestyle among students. Champions’ Parade gathers over a hundred best athletes of the university. Every sport victory of PSU is a merit of the experts, who are led by S.A. Imnaev, Head of the Chair.