Poroshenko awarded world champion in draughts Baltazhi the order of Princess Olga

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded the order of Princess Olga world champion in draughts Olga Baltazhi.

State award for achievements of high sports results, increasing the international prestige of the Ukrainian state, the President has presented to Olga in Ivano-Frankivsk during a meeting with professors and students of the National technical University of oil and gas, reports the presidential press service.

According to the head of state, she has played the decisive match with a rival from Russia and won.

«I think it’s very symbolic,» said Poroshenko.

The President once again expressed hope that the Ukrainians cheering only for victories, not related to war.

«I’d really like to have only sports victories, so we ended the war. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week I’m working on it», – said Poroshenko.

The head of state stressed the importance of such a victory.

«We need victories in all areas, and I want to thank you from myself, from the Ukrainian people,» he said, referring to the champion.

The President wished the audience peace, happiness, prosperity, new achievements in honor of Ukraine.

Olga Baltazhy – honored master of sports of Ukraine, international grandmaster, the athlete-instructor on drafts, team member at checkers. She was born in Zaporozhye, now lives in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Among her sporting achievements — winning and prizes in the Championships of Ukraine since 1995. Vice-world champion 2001, bronze medallist at world Championships 1997 and 2003, Vice-European champion 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012.

Finalist at the I World mind sports Games (4th place) 2008, bronze medalist World mind sports Games 2012.

Baltazhy won the title of world champion in the team of Ukraine 2012, champion of Europe in team composition (classical, rapid, blitz) in 2013, became the champion of Europe-2014.

The last victory – the 2015 world champion (blitz), where the Ukrainian athlete in opposition defeated the Russian.

Poroshenko awarded world champion in draughts Baltazhi the order of Princess Olga 22.10.2015

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