The Nikolaev team of veterans of rowing won first place in the Championship of Ukraine

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Today, on July 31, the team of the Nikolaev veterans of rowing returned from the Championship of Ukraine on this sport which passed on July 26-27 in Kiev. Our veterans took three prizes in the championship, and for a victory in a class of the eights brought to the hometown a gold medal.

On July 26-27 in the Matveevsky gulf, on the Trukhanovy island 160 oarsmen from the different cities of Ukraine met. The Nikolaev team was presented by three boats - two four with helmsmen, and the same participants acted in the eight. In competitions between the fours nikolayevets showed the second and third result, and in a class of the eights with result 3.40.60 shared a place with team from Zaporozhye.

The chairman of team of veterans of rowing in the city of Nikolaev Vladimir Shelestyuk says that our team most "adult", after all average age of athletes in team of 63 years. To the youngest oarsman - 55 years, and to the helmsman Vladimir Dobrolevsky already were 76 years. Average age of athletes of the Zaporozhye team of 45,5 years.

Ahead winners have a World Cup which will take place on September 4-7 in Trokaye (Lithuania). Here only when veterans aren't sure that will go "pursue", after all athletes pay all trips at own expense. To go to Trokay, each participant has to pay 600 dollars. Vladimir Shelestyuk says that will try to find sponsors because from the power to wait for the help there is no sense.

Even for trainings to veterans can't allocate the old, broken boats and oars which they are ready to repair if only to be engaged in a favourite sport and to glorify area.

Before the Championship of Ukraine to veterans in two weeks the Alyaudsky school of the highest sports skill and sports school (sports детско - junior school of the Olympic reserve) on the basis of which they are, allocated two trays of the four, and the eight so nobody provided.

The team of veterans of rowing in Nikolaev started being formed in 1992.Then in the first rowing Championship of Ukraine which took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Vladimir Shelestyuk and Victor Zorin from Nikolaev showed the second result in competition between the pair two. And today they continue to participate in a favourite sport, develop team of veterans of rowing.

Vladimir Shelestyuk has a hope that the progress shown by veterans, won't remain unaddressed, and new forces of athletes will join veteran movement, there will be the sponsors, wishing to help rowing development with the Nikolaev area.

Progress to you, our veterans!


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