Сhairperson of the RPC Governing Board, first vice-president of the RPC - Pavel Rozhkov, RPC Governing Board member, president of the Russian Federation of Sports for Persons with Physical Impairments – Lev Seleznev, RPC Governing Board member,3 times Paralympic Champion – Olga Semenova participated in Opening Ceremony of the National Summer Youth Spartakiade Games for persons with physical impairments in Ramenskoe (male, female juniors 14-18 years old), which was held by the Russian Federation of Sports for Persons with Physical Impairments and Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, supported by the Russian Paralympic Committee.
In the Opening Ceremony, acting as chief of Winter and Adaptive Sports Department of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation – Dmitriy Vasukov, deputy chief of State Budgetary Organization of Moscow Region “Center of Paralympic, Deaflympic and Non-Paralympic Sports” – Mikhail Uvarov, general director of Sport and Fitness Complex “Saturn” – Vladimir Dolgov, general director of Sports Palace “Borisoglebskiy” – Victor Pronin.
Pavel Rozhkov in his welcoming speech underlined:
“Once again I’m pleased to greet everybody at the current, annual, traditional National Summer Youth Spartakiade Games for persons with physical impairments! For the second time, we are gathering in this hospitable city of Ramenskoe – Sports Palace “Borisoglebskiy” and Sport and Fitness Complex “Saturn”, where a number of competitions and training camps of Paralympic Sports usually take place. This year in a tough struggle for victory you will rival for medal prizes in swimming, boccia, table tennis, sport orienteering and also in Paralympic badminton, which was firstly included into the program of 2020 Paralympic Games”.
Olga Semenova with her parting words – wished to athletes success and fair play as well as the head of jury panel of competitions – Valeriy Zhokhov.
At the end of the Opening Ceremony Lev Seleznev announced the Spartakiad is open.
RPC’s administration staff held the meetings with delegations from the regions, which are participating in competitions, with coaches and athletes of National Teams, who are assisting in preparation and holding the Spartakiade.