SECOND sports contest OF PEOPLES OF THE TSPU FINISHED WITH THE VICTORY OF THE RUSSIAN TEAM
Ready set Go!
Last year, the Sport contest of Peoples of the TSPU became a landmark international event of the university: a unique venue gathered participants and guests from all over the world, involving foreign students in the sports traditions of Russia. Students of the TSPU from 12 countries of the world decided to show their physical abilities today, having accepted the friendly challenge from the owners of the arena - the team of Russian students.
Words of encouragement to the participants were said by the vice-rector for international activities of the TSPU Konstantin Evgenievich Osetrin: “Dear friends, today we are opening the second student Games of the peoples of the TSPU! The city of Tomsk is one of the student centers of Russia, as well as a center of science and culture, uniting the European and Asian parts of Russia. Universities of our city take first places in the ratings of Russian universities. By the proportion of foreign students, Tomsk is the first in Russia. We hope that today's sports event will help you make new contacts, find new friends!”
Today, students from 25 countries study at the TSPU, but the boldest were the guys from England, the Czech Republic, Poland, Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia, Mongolia and the CIS countries who did not miss the opportunity to compete for the title of winners of the Games. And if the basic stages of the competition were familiar to many - football, basketball, darts, - the rounds of relay race aroused genuine interest among foreigners: “It’s not easy for us today, - said students of Bristol University Matthew William and Edoardo Benjamin. - Not football or basketball, but the relay ... we are British and we have never seen such a sport, but it was fun!” The guys arrived at the TSPU to study Russian just a week ago, but they accepted the offer to participate in the sports contest right away.
Each team went for the victory, but as a result of the competition, they turned into a test of their own abilities and a fun pastime: “We wanted to win, but in Russia they truthfully say that the main thing is participation, - says Lucie, a student at the TSPU from the Czech Republic. - We have never met the guys from the team before, but we managed to cooperate. Now, I think we will become true friends!"
The atmosphere was ignited by performances of young gymnasts and karatekas, song numbers, exciting cheerleader dance and even a theater performance of the artistic fencing studio “SABERIA”.
Despite the absolutely friendly nature of the meeting, the long-awaited awards - cups and medals - found their owners. In the team event, the Russian team pulled ahead, the CIS countries became the second, and the Chinese team came in third. In addition, personal tests were summed up, and all players received medals of the participants of the Spartakiad, made from traditional Russian materials.