IRINA VINER OPENS GYMNASTICS CENTRE FOR CHILDREN
The Moscow region celebrates the opening of the first in Russia sport and education cluster called Novogorsk Olympic Village. It includes sports halls, medical institutions, apartment houses, shops, etc. The village provides all conditions for training real champions. One of its facilities was the Gymnastics Centre of Irina Viner.
The Russian legendary gymnastics coach said she had been always dreaming of opening such an institution. In her childhood, training in her school’s corridors, she often thought about having special space for this activity. Now her dream has come true for many children visiting the Centre and training there.
The Gymnastics Centre has become the heart of Novogorsk Olympic Village. More than 500 young sportsmen train there, take part in open tournaments, training camps, and workshops by Olympic champions.
The facility could be a suitable place for prestigious international competitions. But Irina Viner stresses, that it is open only for children aged from 3 to 9 years old. She pays much attention to working with young sportsmen. According to Irina, it is necessary to properly train and educate champions from the very childhood.
The opening of the Centre was a real celebration. Many students of Irina Viner including Alina Kabaeva, Yulia Barsukova, Tatyana Gorbunova, and Margarita Mamun came there to congratulate their gymnastics coach. A Russian singer Philipp Kirkorov together with his family performed on the stage within the framework of the concert program. He also provided the Centre with concert equipment. Children's groups from different regions of Russia also took part in the performance.
This is not the last project by Irina Viner. Today, the largest in the world Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre is being built in the Luzhniki sport complex on her initiative. It will be in use in 18 months. Thus, one say for sure that Irina Viner makes everything possible to provide Russia with more champions.
Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov