Rustam Minnikhanov congratulates Ulia Zaripova and Aliya Mustafina on wins at the Olympic Games in London


The Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov has congratulated the honoured master of sports of Russia Ulia Zaripova, President of All-Russia athletics federation Valentin Balakhnichev, President of RT athletics federation Khafiz Salikhov, chief of athletics team of the RT Ministry of the interior Ildar Zaripov on excellent and persuasive win of the sportswoman from Tatarstan at the Olympic Games in London. Ulia Zaripova won the golden medal in a 3000-meter steeplechase.

“It is known that the most difficult victory is a self-victory, and Ulia managed to do it. The talented sportswoman demonstrated her skills, purposefulness, strong sport spirit, hit her own record and won the highest title of the Olympic champion. Current champion of Russia and Europe, athlete from Tatarstan proved that she has no equal on the race track. Ulia won easily at the Olympic Games. This is the result of enormous work of her own, her coaches and managers. I sincerely thank each of you for the opportunity to be proud of our republic and our country,” the president noted in a greetings telegram.

The Tatarstan President also sent greetings to the honoured master of sports of Russia, Moscow gymnast Aliya Mustafina who won the golden medal in parallel bars competitions at the Olympic Games in London.

RT President press service

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