Every day, Ukrainian sports become more and more a continuous "obstacle race". The winning of Ukrainian athletes in the field of athletics is one of the most prestigious French competitions in Val d'Or. The tournament was attended by top-level athletes from all over the country. Participation in competitions is a serious enough stage on the way to becoming professional athletes of world scale.
The 2019th year started for Ukrainians quite successfully, after all girls could win as many as seven medals, three of which are golden!
So, Yulia Levchenko not only won gold, but also set a new personal record for jumping high in indoor enclosures, taking a height of 200 m. The athlete could reach 21 years of serious results at his young age. But victories are not so easy as many can think.
Vice-champion of the world 2017 Julia Levchenko
- There is never an ideal competition, and that everything should be as you want, you must act here and now, overcoming all the difficulties that have arisen, the athlete shares.
What is nice second, third and fourth place also took Ukrainian athletes. So Irina Gerashchenko overcame a height of 1.96 meters. Ekaterina Tabashnik - 1.90 meters and Oksana Okuneva - 1.85 meters.
In the 400-meter race, two sportswomen were able to win medals. Gold was received by Tatiana Melnik, who is 23 years old, having overcome a given distance in 52.87 seconds. But the 29-year-old Anna Yaroshchuk-Ryzhikova received the bronze, who ran her way through 53.14 seconds.
Anna Plotitsyna took the silver pedestal, having run a shady-ten-meter, and even with obstacles, only 0.1 seconds slower than Elvira Herman from Belarus.
Another gold for Ukraine was won by Marina Bekh-Romanchuk with a jump in length over a distance, just think about this figure - 6.60 meters!
Despite such great victories in athletics, as in all sports in Ukraine, there are a huge number of problems.
President of the Athletics Federation Valery Borzov
- Today, all sports facilities require restructuring and modernization. We do not have our own sports equipment. It is necessary to create the sports industry, with all its components. Ranging from information policy and ending industrial policy. At least to take only one question - children's equipment and outfit, ”says Valery Borzov, two-time Olympic champion and president of the Athletics Federation.
And, indeed, support for sports schools is one of the most global problems of Ukrainian sports. If this issue is not given special attention very soon, there will simply be no one to go to the Olympic Games and other competitions.
Another sick sport piannia in Ukraine is the outflow of coaching staff and specialists. While in the USA the trainer receives 1-3 thousand dollars, the Ukrainian coaches are forced to live for mere pennies. And as long as the government’s attitude to coaches and sports does not change, the situation will continue to deteriorate. After all, today's sport is the enthusiasm of the coaches and the athletes themselves, who, thanks to their principles and attitude toward their native land, still represent Ukraine, but will it always be like that?