On April 6, in Derbent (Republic of Dagestan), in the Naryn-Kala fortress, the republican festival of World Table Tennis Day was held
The event was attended by the Deputy Minister of Sports of the Republic of Dagestan Budun Budunov, the mayor of the city of Derbent Rustambek Pirmagomedov, the vice-president of the Russian Table Tennis Federation Viktor Batov, the coach of the Russian National Table Tennis team of the sport for persons with physical impairments Igor Sazonov, and others.
Further, at the sports school №7, the leading athletes of Dagestan and Russia, including a member of the Russian National Team, multiple winner and prize-winner of international competitions, Rasul Nazirov, held master classes.
Earlier, on the occasion of the celebration of World Table Tennis Day, representatives of the Russian Table Tennis Federation and the All-Russian Federation of Sports for Persons with Physical Impairments met with the mayor of Makhachkala Salman Dadaev.
The head of the city greeted the guests, thanked for the visit and noted that table tennis is being consistently developed in Makhachkala. In this regard, he added that it is planned to build a tennis school on the basis of a general education school, where students and those wishing to practice this sport can develop their skills and achieve success.
Igor Sazonov, coach of the Russian national table tennis team for the sport of persons with PAD, noted one of the famous tennis players among wheelchair users, Rasul Nazirov, who has every chance of getting into the national team of the country at the upcoming Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo.
“In addition to Rasul Nazirov, there are athletes in the republic who show good results at tournaments of various levels. In this regard, Dagestan is the center for the development of table tennis in the North Caucasus” - added Igor Sazonov.