Outcome of the 3rd Fitness Day “Life in Motion”
Results of the 3rd Fitness Day «Life in Motion»
On September 17th, 2016 the annual sports and entertainment festival «Fitness Day for Persons with Disabilities» was held. The event took place on the grounds of Ostankino Skate Park in Moscow.
At the Fitness Day Opening Ceremony the following persons addressed the participants with their welcoming speeches: Mikhail Terentyev, Chairman of the VOI, Paralympic champion, Flur Nurlygayanov, President of the Russian Disabled Athletes Union, Thomas Stenzel, General Manager at Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Ltd., as well as Oliver Jakobi, Managing Director at Otto Bock in Russia. The speakers pointed out the importance of the adaptive platform in Ostankino Park as well as the need to use it for training people with disabilities.
The event programme traditionally consists of sporting competitions (boccia, table tennis, darts, wheelchair racing for speed and agility, etc.) as well as of workshops for children and adults. 24 sets of awards were played out.
International wheelchair dancing competition winners Tatiana Bobrovskaya and Maxim Yefremov as well as Maria Krylova and Daniil Shirlin performed for the guests of the event. International contest and festival award winner Anastasia Grishina performed modern folk songs as well as modern adaptations of Russian folk songs. Artem Verkholashin, winner of international art festivals, principal performer of the State Academic Theatre «GZHEL», and «Golden Voice» of Ostankino sang songs from popular Russian movies. The performance of the band «Stary Priyatel» with their old and new hits was a real surprise for all participants.
According to the participants of the event the sports and entertainment festival «Fitness Day» is a unique communication platform, where lots of exciting and extraordinary people gather sharing one joined idea: struggling for the quality of life.
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