On October 7, the Donetsk National Technical University hosted the open championship the “Donbass Bodybuilding and Fitness Cup 2017”. The event was supported by the Ministry of Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism. As guests of honour, the championship was attended by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, deputies of the DPR People’s Council Ekaterina Martyanova and Oleg Stepanov.
In his welcome speech, Denis Pushilin wished the tournament participants success and expressed the hope that these sports would gain popularity among the population of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
“I think that many spectators present today at this championship will reconsider their attitude to physical culture and sports, healthy lifestyle and beauty of the human body. I believe that the main victory in the life of an athlete is a victory over oneself. Fitness is just the kind of sport that gives you the opportunity to test yourself and check for endurance.
I want to wish the audience good emotions and a bright spectacle, and athletes – a fair fight and a clear victory,” the Speaker of Parliament said.
Within the framework of the event, Denis Pushilin presented medals to sportsmen of the Donetsk People’s Republic from the president of the Bodybuilding Federation of the Russian Federation Vladimir Dubinin and IFBB president Rafael Santonja, and also took part in the awarding ceremony of the competition winners.