On May 1, open district competitions in kurash wrestling to honour a merited freestyle wrestling coach Viktor Sodel were held in urban-type settlement Telmanovo. The Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin visited the event as a guest of honour.
In an interview with journalists, the speaker of the Parliament drew attention to the importance of sports education in the DPR.
ʺWe now live at a time when everything is in our hands, and if there is a desire, we can do absolutely any kind of sport go out to any competitions in spite of all the blockades. Today, our youth have more opportunities, but there is also a need to show more initiatives on the activities for those who are interested. And we will, in turn, make every effort to arrange road trips for international competitions.
It is important to develop professional and mass sports directly in the Republic as well as to involve our youth in sports, because healthy youth is a healthy nation,ʺ Denis Pushilin emphasized.
At the end of the competition, the Chairman of the People’s Council congratulated the winners and noted that the development of sport to date was one of the highest priorities for the leadership of the Republic, since it was sport that represented an alternative to the antisocial way of life.
ʺToday, we have seen a truly spectacular event. It is very important to pay as much attention to sport as possible. Especially now that we have all resources and every opportunity to do so. In our young republic, we are making every effort to ensure that our young people have the opportunity to do sports and to pay attention to a healthy lifestyle,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.