Astrakhan hosted sports contest for pensioners


Last Friday, July 7, people of the “silver” age competed in the SZK “Zvezdny” as part of the Spartakiad of pensioners of the Astrakhan region. The team of the Multidisciplinary Social Center “Assistance” did not stay away from this event and took part in the competition. A member of the team – 80-year-old Anatoly Zinovievich Suslov – was the oldest among all the participants.

The Spartakiad of pensioners has already become traditional within the framework of the federal project “Sport is the norm of life” of the national project “Demography” and gathers “venerable” participants – men aged 60 and older and women 55 and older. Elderly people demonstrated their physical abilities in such sports as swimming, darts, chess, athletics, shooting from electronic weapons, table tennis, and they also tried their hand at fulfilling the test standards of the TRP complex.

Athletes competed in both individual and team competitions. The Assistance team was represented by six activists of the School of the Third Age: Anatoly Zinovievich Suslov (chess), Svetlana Nikolaevna Kremennaya (swimming, chess), Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova (athletics, table tennis), Vladimir Anatolyevich Lepekhin (swimming, table tennis), Nadezhda Fedorovna Shutko (shooting from electronic weapons), Viktor Matveyevich Golyakov (athletics, shooting from electronic weapons).

All activists are united by a love for sports and an active lifestyle. And participation in such competitions, the opportunity to feel like a champion gives bright emotions, gives a charge of vivacity and good mood. The jury especially noted the participants from “Assistance” for their desire to win. And the physical culture instructor of the Center Klavdia Kashirskaya was awarded a letter of thanks from the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Astrakhan Region for the excellent training of the team.

According to the results of the Spartakiad, all six participants passed the TRP standards and will soon receive a badge of distinction of the complex. And Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova achieved success for individual athletics competitions. She placed 3rd in the 1000 meters.

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