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An exercise session with eight-time weightlifting champion Mikhail Koklyaev was held at the RUSSIA EXPO

An exercise session with eight-time weightlifting champion Mikhail Koklyaev was held at the RUSSIA EXPO
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Photo: Press Office of the RUSSIA EXPO
27.04.2024

On April 27, the "Exercise Marathon", which started on April 20, continued at the International RUSSIA EXPO. The main partner of the Exposition in holding the sports program was the All-Russian public movement to promote patriotic and sports education of citizens "Healthy Fatherland".

Today's sports warm-up was conducted by Mikhail Koklyaev, eight-time weightlifting champion of Russia. Not only young kids who came to meet the champion at the RUSSIA EXPO, but also young athletes from three regions of the country participated in the exercise: the Lipetsk and Sverdlovsk regions and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.

"I teach physical education in a Moscow gymnasium. And today we will do a sports warm-up, which I teach to my students and do every morning myself. It keeps me toned and fit," said Mikhail Koklyaev, starting the warm-up.

He also added that all the exercises are not only useful, but also safe for a person unprepared for sports. Today's warm-up will only do good and unite around the right idea.

"The purpose of today's event is to unite around the right idea. And it's also very important to get young people involved in sports. I feel this wave of energy that comes from everyone," the athlete emphasized.

Anastasia Deryagina, a participant of the exercise in Lipetsk, noted the importance of such exercises.

"It is very good that they organize such events for children and adults. It is important to do sports. It is necessary to support and encourage children in sporting endeavors, so that they grow up healthy and strong," said Anastasia Deryagina.

Petr Orlov, one of the participants of the exercise in Ekaterinburg, was satisfied with the event. Sports activities in the city are held, among other things, at the enterprises of the Sima-Land company.

"Health is our most valuable wealth, holding such mass exercises helps us to preserve and strengthen it. Many thanks to the organizers for the opportunity to move together to the best!" emphasized Petr Orlov.

Invited champions will conduct mass exercises on the Main Street Stage every Saturday. The April 20 start-up exercise held at the Exposition under the guidance of Olympic champion, gymnast Nikita Nagorny became a record mass exercise in RUSSIA EXPO - 5,773 people took part in it.

"We are for popularization of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity among the residents of our large country. We plan to hold about 10 exercises with titled champions, which can attract the attention of young people to a healthy lifestyle," said the head of the Healthy Fatherland movement Ekaterina Leshchinskaya.

Mikhail Koklyaev is a Russian athlete of strength sports such as weightlifting, powerlifting and power extreme. He is an eight-time Russian weightlifting champion in the weight category over 105 kg. Holder of the absolute record of Russia in the deadlift - 417.5 kg. Master of Sports of International Class in weightlifting and powerlifting according to the WPC version. Mikhail has been engaged in weightlifting since the age of 13, he fulfilled the standard of Master of Sports of International Class in weightlifting at the age of 20.

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