• Second sports festival “Every child is worth the pedestal”


Second sports festival “Every child is worth the pedestal”


The second sports festival “Every child is worth the pedestal” for students from ten orphanage homes of Volgograd and Volgograd region was held on May 23-24. The organizer of the event was Yelena Isinbayeva’s Charity Foundation with the support from the Central Sports Army Club and ‘Rostec’ state corporation.

Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva, the member of the fund’s guardian council and Olympic champion Tatiana Lebedeva, president of the Committee on Education and Sport of Volgograd region Aleksandr Korotkov, director of the Athletics Sports school №5 Nikolai Matveev and director of the fund Natalia Petinova took part in the opening ceremony.

Yelena Isinbayeva said: «It’s of great importance for us, it’s the fund’s goal number 1 – to help these children grow, letting them know that they can be happy, that there are kind people in their lives who will support them, care of them and that everything will be fine. The most important thing is to believe in yourself, in your abilities and we will support you!»

On the first day of the festival the children competed in three aspects: 30 and 60 metres run, pull-up and press-up exercise and long jump. On the second day a 600 m. race was followed by a quiz called ‘On the trail of the Olympics’ and a show called ‘Experiments of the crazy professor Nikoliа’ and then the results of the competition were announced. The winners were awarded with prizes, diplomas and medals. The participants who had showed good results were selected to the open championship in athletics for the prizes of two-time Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva. This competition, which will be held on May 27-28, is dedicated to Children’s day.

Photo by Pavel Panko.