The chairman of the Nikolaev regional public administration Alexey Garkusha congratulated athletes and trainers of the paraolympic Games in Beijing on arrival on the native Nikolaev earth. Many people gathered in the hall of the regional state administration - civil servants, journalists, the family of athletes. It was especially interesting to see the double champion from Nikolaev Sergey Shenkevich.
"We are grateful for that at the other end of the world you protected honor of Nikolaev and glorified Ukraine. You showed courage, participating in the Olympic Games. But already today time to begin preparation for the following Olympic Games", - the governor noted.
Also Alexey Nikolaevich hoped that sports heroes in the Nikolaev area to the following Olympic Games becomes more. Exactly for this purpose in the budget of 2009 it is planned to increase financing of the Invasport and Bezbarjernaya Nikolayevshchina programs that athletes with limited opportunities felt care from the state and the regional power.