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RSC Energia takes part in the industry-based Roskosmos Spartakiad

October 1, 2018

RSC Energia select team takes part in the industry-based Spartakiad of the State Corporation Roscosmos. The opening ceremony took place last Saturday at the recreation center Zvezda belonging to Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.

This year the Spartakiad is held for the third time. More than 1200 amateur athletes from all over Russia are representing 30 companies in the rocket and space industry. The RSC Energia select team includes 56 athletes and the coaching staff.

The teams of Roscosmos companies are going to compete in eight sports events: five-a-side football, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, basketball, swimming, chess and, for the first time, handball.

During the opening days of the Spartakiad our handball and five-a-side football teams played two matches each. The football team had a big win over VNIIEM and played a drawn game without any scored goals with Energomash. The handball team has not yet been able to score. On Monday the competition starts for the Corporation chess-players and the table tennis team.

– On the whole, we had a fairly good start – a big victory of the five-a-side football team plus a drawn game with a strong competitor, who, just like us, intends to place first in the group. And this is notwithstanding the fact that we have a fairly short bench, while some of the athletes have to multi-task and take part in several different events. Yes, we are still behind in handball, but one should keep in mind that our handball team has been built recently and had to play with a weakened line-up against very strong opponents staffed with graduates from physical culture schools.

In any case, the minimal task for us is to win as many medals as possible, while the main objective is to win the Spartakiad in the overall team scoring, – said the chairman of the trade union committee of the Corporation for organizational work and youth outreach Nikolay Ermakov.

The results of the Third Space Spartakiad will be announced on Friday, and on Saturday, October 6, the closing and award ceremony will be held. On that day, there will also be held a gala handball match between the select team of the State Corporation Roscosmos and the select team of professionals of the Handball Federation of Russia. The general director of State Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin is expected to take part in it.

 

 

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