YAKOVLEV UNIVERSITY SPORTS TEAMS WON THE 81ST TRACK-AND-FIELD RELAY RACE HELD BY “SOVETSKAYA CHUVASHIA”On September 7, “Sovetskaya Chuvashia” newspaper held the 81st track-and-field relay race in memory of twice Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut, Major General A. G. Nikolaev.
186 teams and almost 1,200 participants competed in the races. Competitions were held in 12 groups. Yakovlev University sports team won in the core group. Moreover, Pedagogical University men’s team came third in the core group.
ChSPU fans, who actively cheered for our university athletes, were presented with a big cake.
In his welcoming address, the Head of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatyev, said that the relay race is being held during the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the great fellow-countryman, hardworking, decent and honest person – Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolaev, who had once set an ambitious goal and achieved it.
Elena Nikolaeva, Deputy of the State Council of Chuvashia, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Olympic Champion, Olympiada Ivanova, Olympic Champion in 20 km Race Walking, World Champion, Alina Ivanova and Olga Egorova, participants of the Olympic Games, wished good luck to the participants of the event.
By tradition, the competition started with a VIP race. Ministers, heads of cities and districts, heads of various departments and enterprises, deputies, famous Chuvash athletes completed one lap in a friendly atmosphere and finished hand in hand.
“Core Group”: Yakovleva Kristina (FPE), Yakovleva Ksenia (FPE), Osharina Elizaveta (FPE), Nikolaeva Anastasia (FC&RP), Tikineva Galina (FTE), Dmitriev Evgeny (FPE), Spiridonov Sergey (FPE), Vasilyev Aleksandr (FPE), Kirgizov Mikhail (FPE), Orlov Konstantin (FHM&L).
“Men’s Teams”: Filippov Victor (FPE), Aleksandrov Vladislav (FPE), Emelyanov Sergey (FPE), Lisitsyn Nikolay (FPM), Reshetnikov Pavel (FPM).

Photos by A. Kirillova (Yakovelv University Mediacenter)

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