Teams of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute are the winners of the Ukrainian championship in sports tourism

Two teams of our university took part in the championship of Ukraine in sports trekking, cycling and water tourism among students, which was held on May 16-19. It was the first Ukrainian championship among students for the past 10 years. Athletes from four regions of Ukraine competed – Kyiv and Kyiv, Khmelnytskiy and Vinnytsia regions.

Trekking competitions were held at two distances – a trim trail and a cross-hiking. According to the results of the first day of the competition, in a vehement strife for first place, our athletes beat a team from the city of Vinnytsia by a margin of 9 seconds. The second team of our university won the third place. At the cross-hiking distance, we lost the first place, but won the second and the third. In the overall standing of the Ukrainian Championship trekking, the varsity teams of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute won the second and the third places with dignity respectively.

«Bicycle trial», «cyclo-cross» and artistic cycling – these were the distances at which our athletes, who took part in the Ukrainian cycle tourism championship, competed. According to team score in all sports, we won the first and the second places. Also we received prizes in the individual standing.

The Ukrainian Championship in water tourism was held for the crews of a two-seater and four-seater catamarans in the long distance «sprint» and in artistic ship-handling – «slalom». Teams of 12 athletes were demonstrating their skills of the watercraft handling both in calm water and upstream for two days. As a result, the members of the varsity team of Igor Sikorsky  Kyiv Politechnic Institute took the first and the second places respectively according to the results of the championship.

S.M.Soga, coach of the varsity team, teacher at the Department of Physical Education