The fifth Games of Russian pensioners with the support of Start Line LLC



С 23 по 26 августа в Новосибирске проходили финальные соревнования V Спартакиады пенсионеров России.
Сотни спортсменов-любителей собрались, чтобы помериться силой в беге, плавании, стрельбе, теннисе. Популярность мероприятия настолько велика, что в числе участников жители Китая, Казахстана, Германии, Польши и Сербии.
Table tennis competitions were held on the tennis equipment of Start Line LLC : the professional tennis tables - Champion, SMART nets, counters, judges' tables. Champion – is the first Russian tennis tables accredited by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).


The opening ceremony of the competitions began, traditionally, with a parade of delegations. They were greeted by the talisman of the sports day - a puppet in the image of a bear that reached the silver age, but fully preserved the vigor of spirit and body, energetic and cheerful.
Athletes were greeted by temporarily acting governor of the Novosibirsk region Andrey Travnikov, the chairman of the Union of Pensioners of Russia Valery Ryazansky, Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menaylo, three-time winner of the Olympic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling and Hero of Russia Alexander Karelin, Deputy Chairman of the Pension Fund of Russia Boris Gukailo.

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National teams of 67 regions of the countries and guests from seven foreign countries for two days at the stadiums "Zarya" and "Sibselmash" figured out which of them was the most athletic. Medals were played in both personal and team competitions in six kinds of sport. The program of the Games included chess, swimming, darts, shooting, table tennis and athletics. In addition, the athletes took part in the combined relay race (running with various introductions: throwing a basketball into the ring, throwing darts at a dartboard target, etc.), and also tried to comply with TRP standards.

The sport results were: In the team event, pensioners from Nizhny Novgorod region took priority,

The second was the Irkutsk region team The athletes from the Republic of Karelia closed the top three.

Team classification:

1-st place - Nizhny Novgorod region
2-nd place - Irkutsk region
3-d place - Republic of Karelia ...
... 10-th place - Novosibirsk region
Prize-winning places of Novosibirsk:
1-st place - Lyudmila Muller (swimming, the distance is 50 m)
1-st place - team of the Novosibirsk region (darts)
2-nd place - Ludmila Muller (darts, among women)
2-nd place - Boris Gaifullin (darts, among men)
The Novosibirsk team, having lost at the beginning of the competition one of its participants because of his injury, for the first time in the history of the All-Russia Olympics of pensioners entered the top ten teams. In total, Novosibirsk won four medals - three in individual programs and one in the team.

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