MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the territory of the sports center (Odintsovo), a solemn ceremony of opening a memorial plaque in honor of the Olympic champion, medalist of the Olympic Games, multiple world and European champion, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Coach of the USSR in weightlifting, founder and first head of the 127th sports of the Strategic Missile Forces Club, retired Colonel Viktor G. Kurentsov.
The action was attended by the head of CSKA Colonel Artem Gromov, the head of the sports center (Odintsovo) Sergey Duyunov, the director of the secondary school (complex, Odintsovo) Viktor Tsikunov, the deputy head of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the RF Armed Forces, Colonel Vladimir Nevaev, the son of an outstanding athlete Sergey Kurentsov, eminent army athletes, employees, CSKA sports veterans.
The ceremony was opened by the head of the Central Sports Club of the Army, Colonel Artem Gromov.
“Today we honor the memory and honor of not only a great athlete, but also a person, I am not afraid of this word, of the era of Viktor Grigorievich Kurentsov. The person who actually made a revolution in weightlifting. In addition to Olympic medals, of course, a large number of athletes were brought up on his example and are still being brought up. He put his soul, all his knowledge and skills to ensure that the sports organization not only exists, but also develops. First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all the participants in this event. Over time, you start to realize that sometimes you need to do certain things in a timely manner. More recently, we talked with Viktor Grigorievich and just like that, we suddenly lost the legend. I hope that with this small commemorative plaque we will lay the traditions of honoring all our athletes and this event will help in educating high-class athletes, ”said Artem Gromov.
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