The government of Japan has provided Ukraine bezoplatny financial assistance in the amount of 74,470 thousands of dollars under the Program of support of cultural projects «KUSANONE» for the Ukrainian gymnastics Federation.
The ceremony of signing of the grant agreement took place on Friday 20 January in Kyiv with the participation of the Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine Shigeki Sumi. From the Ukraine the agreement was signed by Vice-President of gymnastics Federation , Irina Deryugina, reports «UKRINFORM».
The agreement provides for the purchase of equipment for women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics (kits for vault, parallel and uneven bars, pommel horse), as well as mini-bus for rhythmic gymnastics.
«In Japan are well aware of the potential of the Ukrainian athletes, particularly gymnasts, and still remember the bitter struggle for Olympic gold in Rio 2016 by Kohei by Uchimura and Vladimir Vernaeve. Therefore, the government of Japan has decided to contribute to the development of Ukrainian gymnastics in preparation for the next Olympic games, which in 2020 will make Tokyo » — said the diplomat.
First Deputy Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor River was polphail the government of Japan and Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Ukraine Mr. Shigeki Sumi for a significant contribution to the development of the Olympic movement and gymnastics in particular.
«It is very symbolic that the year of Japan in Ukraine begins such an outstanding event. We look forward to 2020, when Tokyo will open the XXXII Olympic Games. And thanks to your help, I am sure that Ukrainian sportsmen show high skill,» — said the Deputy Minister.
The President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Sergey Bubka , in turn, noted that the Ukrainian school of gymnastics has long-established traditions, which have been multiplied three Olympic medals in Rio 2016: «gold» and «silver» Oleg Vernaeve and «bronze» our grace Annie Rizatdinova.
«I take this opportunity to wish our Japanese colleagues a good preparation for the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo. As a member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee, know that the Japanese side has made great efforts during apply to host the Games, and currently leads efforts in preparations for the main start of four years. Sure, the Games-2020 will be held at the highest level and become a true sporting festival for the world community», — said Bubka.
The ceremony was also attended by Vice-President of national Olympic Committee Valeriy Borzov, an Olympic champion Oleg Verniaiev, winner of the world championship on rhythmic gymnastics, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Victoria Mazur, coaches Satinsky Gennady and Irina Blokhina.
Note that in the current year in the sphere of physical culture and sports Embassy of Japan in Ukraine also plans to sign a grant agreement with the «Klitschko Foundation», which provides for repair of sports hall in Brovary higher school of physical culture.
Overall since March 2014, Japan provided Ukraine with financial support for the stabilization and stimulation of reforms in Ukraine for a total amount of 1.86 billion.
Japan has provided Ukraine with a grant of 74 thousands of dollars on gymnastics 21.01.2017