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Student of the IFLIC of the TSPU was awarded the title of "Master of Sports of Russia" in aerobics

Arina Khvorostova, a second-year student of the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Cooperation of the TSPU, was awarded the honorary title "Master of Sports of Russia". 

For more than 12 years the future teacher of English and German has been engaged in sports activities. Arina started with rhythmic gymnastics, but for a professional career she preferred aerobics, as her physical abilities suit better the power sport.

Her parents chose the beautiful sport for their daughter, but due to the varied training process she still has not lost interest in it. Athletes pump up muscle mass, develop a program of performances, saturating it with elements and honing them to absolute perfection. Even the warm-ups are unique:

"The first hour is always a different warm-up, each of them aimed at a different muscle group, — Arina says. — The rest of the time we work on the elements of the program. I feel great in this process and I can handle the workload very well. The most difficult part for all athletes - performance training when you have to 'clean' the nuances and show a perfect performance".

Arina's efforts pay off: in her career she has won prizes at international, all-Russian and regional championships held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Irkutsk, Barnaul and other cities of our country. It was this rhythm of sports achievements that allowed the student to take the new status of "Master of Sports of Russia". To qualify for the prestigious title, you must score 18 points in one or three performances over the year, where at least eight athletes compete in a high category.

"I've dreamed of this since I was a little girl, and first and foremost this status gives me a reason to be proud of myself and helps me know that I'm successful in achieving my goals", — she said.

For the past year, Arina's sports life has steadily accompanied her pursuit of teaching. The choice of a non-sporting specialty for her was obvious: foreign languages have been attracting her for a long time, and she wanted to succeed not only on the mat. However professional pedagogical competence and soft skills, acquired in high school, also help in sports: since the new academic year, the student will start coaching in the Sports Complex. In addition, the future teacher has plans to join the TSPU aerobics team.