Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 17:43

Sport

Physical training of the National Guard of Ukraine is aimed at ensuring the physical fitness of military personnel to perform combat-related tasks.

 

The Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine approved the Development Concept of the system of physical training and sports of the NGU up to 2020, which defines the main goal, tasks and main measures of solving urgent issues of physical fitness of military personnel, formations and units, improving facilities of educational, material and technical base of physical training and sports, and training of specialists of physical training and sports.

 

The organic organizational-staff structure was reviewed, and a separate department of physical training and sports of the Main Headquarters of the National Guard of Ukraine was created. The positions of assistant heads of physical training and sports in the Territorial Commands were introduced, the optimisation of physical training and sports instructor positions is in the process.

 

During the year, the national teams of the National Guard of Ukraine took part in open competitions among military agencies of Ukraine. So, the national teams of the NGU took over:

 

- the 1st place in the competition for the Cup of the Minister of Internal Affairs in Pankration;

- 2nd place in the competition for the Cup of the President of Ukraine in hand-to-hand combat;

- 2nd place in the competition for the Minister of Interior Affairs Cup in football;

- 2nd place in the competition in kettlebell lifting among the military agencies of Ukraine.

 

11 teams of the National Guard of Ukraine military formations participated actively in the all-Ukrainian football competition among the teams of the League of Anti-terror operation members of the «ATO Heroes Cup». 6 teams entered the final part of the competition, and the team of military unit 3008 won the 2nd place.

 

The competitions in military-applied sports were organized, according to the nationwide games programme of the National Guard of Ukraine (5 championships, which involved 16 teams were held):

 

- in hand-to-hand combat;

- in mini-football;

- in shooting;

- in crossfit;

- in military all-round.

 

Successes and new national records of the Ukrainian guards-athletes on the world sports stages

 

Throughout 2017, military personnel and employees-athletes of the NGU participated in the international and national competitions of the highest level: the World and European Championships, the XXVIII World Winter Universiade, the XXIX World Summer Universiade and the X World Games of non-Olympic sports.

 

The military personnel and employees-athletes of the NGU achieved significant sports results on the world stage and contributed to consolidating and improving the image of our state in the international community.

 

World Championship

 

In the competitions of 2017 Olympic and non-Olympic sports, military personnel and employees-athletes of the National Guard of Ukraine won a total of 26 medals, including 2 golds, 13 silvers and 11 bronzes.

 

The most significant results were achieved by Major Olena Pidgrushna, the silver medalist of the Biathlon World Championship, specialist Igor Radivilov, the silver medaist of the World Gymnastics Championship, Anna Voloshina, the five-time bronze and silver medalist of the World Synchronized Swimming Championship, specialist Elizabeth Yakhno, the three-time bronze and silver medalist of the World Synchronized Swimming Championship, Staff Sergeant Maksym Kanunnikov, the two-time silver medalist of the World Kettlebell Lifting Championship, Staff Sergeant Oleh Kolomiets, the two-time silver medalist of the World Kettlebell Lifting Championship.

 

European Championship

 

In the competitions of 2017 Olympic and non-Olympic sports, military personnel and employees-athletes of the NGU won a total of 59 medals, including 22 golds, 19 silvers and 18 bronzes.

 

 

The European champions and prize-winners are: First Lieutenant Roman Bondaruk, the two-time prize-winner of the European Shooting Championship, Staff Sergeant Volodymyr Pasternak, the two-time champion and bronze medalist of the European Shooting Championship, Sergeant Oleksandr Pielieshenko, the winner of the European Weightlifting Championship, Warrant Officer Dmytro Chumak, the winner of the European Weightlifting Championship, Sergeant Igor Gavryshko, the winner of the European Kettlebell Lifting Championship, Sergeant Pavlo Altukhov, the winner of the European Kayaking and Canoeing Championship among juniors, First Lieutenant Dmitro Yanchuk, the bronze medalist of the European Kayaking and Canoeing Championship, First Lieutenant Anastasiia Todorova, the bronze medalist of the European Kayaking and Canoeing Championship, First Lieutenant Kedzhau Niabali, the bronze medalist of the European Judo Championship, Sergeant Sergii Krivchach, the bronze prize-winner of the European Judo Championship, Sergeant Artem Khomula, the bronze prize-winner of the European Judo Championship, specialist Anastasiia Lysenko, the silver prize-winner of the European Weightlifting Championship, specialist Alina Shukh, the winner of the European Athletics Team Championship, specialist Olрa Bibik, the bronze medalist of the European Championship in track and field facilities, specialist Tatiana Melnyk, the bronze medalist of the European Championship in track and field facilities, Staff Sergeant Oksana Herhel, the bronze medalist of the European Freestyle Wrestling Championship.

 

 

 

XXVIII World Winter Universiade

 

Staff Sergeant of the NGU Yana Bondar, who won 3 medals in different biathlon programmes, including 2 silvers and 1 bronze, took part in the XXVIII World Winter Universiade competitions.

 

XXIX World Summer Universiade

 

9 guards who won 6 medals including 2 golds and 4 silvers, took part in the XXIX World Summer Universiade competitions.

 

Medals were awarded to specialist Mikhailo Romanchuk, the silver prize-winner of the World Swimming Championship, champion and silver prize-winner, Sergeant Iryna Dekha, the winner of the European Weightlifting Championship, the winner of the XXIX World Summer Universiade, Staff Sergeant Olha Liakhova, the silver prize-winner, winner of the European Athletics Team Championship.

 

 

X World Games of non-Olympic sports

 

Servicewoman of the NGU Olena Buriak won the gold medal in the rowing ergometers competitions of the X World Games of non-Olympic sports.

 

Championship of Ukraine

 

92 medals of the Ukrainian Olympic Sports Championships were won, including 61 golds, 22 silvers and 9 bronzes.

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian non-Olympic Sports Championship

 

76 medals of the Ukrainian non- Olympic Sports Championship were won, including 34 gold, 15 silver and 27 bronze medals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In general, summarizing the competitions of the World and European Championships, the XXVIII World Winter Universiade, the XXIX World Summer Universiade, the X World Games of non- Olympic sports, the Ukrainian Olympic and non-Olympic Sports Championships programmes in 2017, military personnel and employees of the National Guard of Ukraine won 263 medals, including 122 golds, 75 silvers and 66 bronzes.