In Kiev, the ceremony of the Heroes of the sports year.
Friday, April 31st, at the main sports arena of the country NSK “Olimpiyskiy” cozy Olympic hall hosted the annual all-Ukrainian solemn ceremony heroes of the sports year, which traditionally has collected a whole galaxy of outstanding sports personalities of the country: unmatched legends, brightest stars and gifted to the present expectations of the future.
In addition to the many number of stars of the Ukrainian sport at a gala event organized by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the Ministry of youth and sports, visited the acting President of the European Olympic Committee Janez Kocijancic.
The celebration was also attended by the President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Sergey Bubka, Kievskiy mayor Vitali Klitschko, the first Deputy Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor River, Deputy Minister of youth and sports Mykola Danevych, Vice-President of the NOC: Vladimir Brynzak, Ravil Safiullin, Grigoriy Surkis, representatives of state and public institutions and many other honorary guests.
A Sports Oscar waited a very rich and interesting concert program. The remarkable rooms to the winners and guests of the festival gave Alexander Leshchenko and Anna Bessonova, along with ballet Forsythe, Arsen Mirzoyan, Andrew Kish, illusionist Vitaly Luscar, Natalka.
Until the last moment the decision of the Ukrainian sports Academy was kept secret, and the more pleasant and exciting was the announcement of winners. Together with the high confessions athletes was presented many nice gifts.
To announce the winner of the Olympic hope of Ukraine came Vitali Klitschko and Irina Merleni. The award went to champion the II winter youth Olympic games biathlon Kristina Dmytrenko.
In the category For commitment to sport was won by the founder of the Museum of the football club and football fans in Odessa Emmanuel Ganev.
Sporting glory this year admitted the handball Larissa Charles and canoista Andrei Khimich.
Special attention is awarded athletes of non-Olympic types, which are United in the nomination , Together with the Olympians. For supremacy in this category fought champion and world record holder in powerlifting Larysa Soloviova, European champion Billiards sports Vitaly Patsura and the women’s world chess champion Anna Muzychuk. It is the latter and became the winner.
Proudly announced the nomination of Strong spirit, where Paralympic athletes: the champion of the XV Paralympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro in swimming Dmitry Zalewski, owner of 5 gold and 3 silver medals of the XV Paralympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro in swimming Maksym Kripak and the champion of the XV Paralympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro in table tennis, Viktor Didukh. The statue also took Maxim Kripak.
The best athletes according to the Ukrainians in the category people’s choice became the champion of the Olympic games in Rio in Canoeing Yuri Cheban and bronze medalist for the 2016 Olympics in rhythmic gymnastics Anna Rizatdinova.
In the category Best team of the year was the women’s team of Ukraine on fencing on sabers in the part of Olga Harlan, Alina Konashuk, Elena Cravache and Elena Voronina. However, the award came just the leader of the team Olga Harlan, the other athletes are in the competition. The company sablistka in the nomination made according to Taras Mishchuk and Dmitry Yanchuk and Ukrainian women’s team in synchronized swimming.
Best coach recognized personal trainer Yuri Cheban Vyacheslav Sorokin. The nominated personal coach Oleg Vernaeve Gennady Satinsky and coach of the national team of Ukraine on fencing on swords Oleg Shturbabin.
And the main intrigue, as always, revealed at the end of the ceremony, announcing the Best sportswoman and sportsman of the year. According to the academicians of the Academy of sports of Ukraine became the best sabre fencer Olga Kharlan and gymnast Oleg Vernaeve. It is interesting that Olga Harlan wins for the third time in a row, but Oleg Verniaiev after winning in 2015, last year ceded the Oscar to Jean Belenko.
The coveted statuette also claimed bronze medalist of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Anna Rizatdinova, European champion in archery Veronika Marchenko, the champion of Olympic games-2016 in the canoe Yuri Cheban and silver medalist of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Jean Belenus.
We will add that the winners in the nominations Best sportsman of the year, Best sporstmena of the year, Best coach of the year, people’s choice (separately for men and women) received from the NOC of Ukraine monetary award in the amount of 50 000 hryvnia. Sports partner of the Ceremony Intersport presented them with certificates in the amount of 10 000 hryvnias, and other sponsors donated valuable gifts.