Ural Federal University: Students and Lecturers Determine the Best in Table Tennis

The table tennis competition among students and lecturers ended at Ural Federal University. The tournament, in which 111 people took part, was timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of UrFU Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Youth Policy and was held in this format for the first time in 12 years.

The first game on the parquet of the main university building was played by Evgeny Shurmanov, the director of the Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Youth Policy, and Oybek Partov, the Chairman of the Student Union of the university.

Winners and runners-up were determined in three categories. Among personnel, the first place was taken by Ildar Vagizov, senior lecturer of the Department of Health and Safety, the second by Sergey Kotov, a sixth-grade electric and gas welder of the UrFU Experimental Production Plant and the third by Sergey Stakheev, head of the Department of Fuel Chemical Technology and Industrial Ecology.

Among young men Maxim Zanadvorov (Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture) won, second place went to Dmitry Mikhailov (Engineering School of Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Control Systems), and the third – to Evgeny Kazenas (Engineering School of Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Control Systems). Among girls Anastasia Kovrigina (Graduate School of Economics and Management) won, the second place was taken by Evgenia Trubitsina (Ural Institute of Humanities) and the third by Maria Kiseleva (Ural Institute of Humanities). The best tennis player of the tournament was Maxim Zanadvorov from the Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

“Certainly, it is very pleasant to become the first in the tournament among the employees. These competitions are very important for the promotion of table tennis and healthy lifestyle in general. Tennis is an interesting and useful sport, it develops eyesight and mobility well. It is often compared with speed chess when you have to make a decision in a small period of time. I think it is very important to develop this sport at the university because it brings students and lecturers of different ages together. I encourage everyone to play, train and reach new heights in this beautiful sport,” says one of the winners Ildar Vagizov, who has been playing table tennis since he was six years old.

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