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The sedentary conditions of self-isolation can be a serious blow to your mental and physical health. Even when stuck at home, it’s important to engage in some physical activity and not turn your back on sports. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week – this is enough to keep fit and feel energized and motivated. How to ensure the necessary amount of physical activity when gyms and swimming pools are closed, and running and walking cautioned against? ITMO.NEWS has made a list of online resources that will allow you to do sports without leaving your home.
In less than 7 years since it was founded, ITMO University’s KronBars club has already been named Russia’s top student sports club three times in a row! Both students and staff members of the University can join the club and make use of its facilities, as well as partake in over 50 different types of sports. Let’s go ahead and find out how you can get in on the fun.
On November 13-17, the city of Pula (Croatia) hosted the 5th World InterUniversities Championships, which saw students compete in a wide range of sports. ITMO University was represented by two teams vying for the main prize in the tennis and chess categories. In the team event, ITMO’s chess players managed to win silver in the prestigious competition. ITMO.NEWS met the team’s members to talk about their experience and being part of the university’s chess club.
On 16-20 October, Kronbars, ITMO University’s student sports club together with the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia (ASSC) organized “St. Petersburg Games 2019”, a national student club tournament. The even brought together 12 teams from all over Russia: from Ulan-Ude to Volgograd.
On July 13-20, the German city of Heidelberg hosted the 2019 World Ultimate Frisbee Championship for athletes under 24 years old. The competition brought together some 1,300 participants split into 51 teams from 29 countries. The Russian national team was represented by, among others, three ITMO University students. ITMO.NEWS talked to them about how long they have been into this sport, and how they manage to juggle studies with intense frisbee training.
Life as a student can sometimes be quite stressful: spending your busy days in classrooms, labs and in search for internships takes its toll. But if you are a student or staff member at ITMO University, then you have a great opportunity to become a member of the Kronbars Sport Club, giving you access to over 50 sports to get your heartrate up and brighten your mood. We sat down with the club’s head Evgeny Raskin for details.
Last week, the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia (ASSC) celebrated its fifth anniversary and organized the National Forum of Student Sports Clubs, which took place in St. Petersburg and brought together 1,000 participants from 73 regions of Russia (250 universities). During the course of a week, they discussed ASSC’s development strategies and the future of student sports in Russia and chose the best student sports club. ITMO University’s club KronBars topped the ranking.
This week, ITMO University’s KronBars sports club and the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia (ASSC) held the St. Petersburg regional forum of student sport clubs. Representatives of about 20 sports clubs from St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region discussed motivation issues, attended workshops on teambuilding and sports events, as well as participated in a regatta on the Neva river.
Past Thursday, November 30, ITMO’s sports club KronBars met with Sergei Boyarsky, deputy of State Duma and coordinator of the "Youth Group” at All-Russia People’s Front. Denis Goltsov, sambo athlete, World and European champion, native of St. Petersburg, also attended this meeting. He presented his project "Sambo to universities". Guests of "snow leopards" told students why sports can help young people set better goals and achieve success in everyday life. Denis Goltsov also conducted a masterclass on self-defense for all students.
Results of the competition for the title "Best Student Sports Club" were announced in Kazan on November 25 at the All-Russian Forum of Student Sports Clubs. KronBars, which recently came first in an all-Russian SSC rating, was recognized as the best student sports club in Russia for second year consequently.ITMO’s student sports club also won in two other nominations: "Best Awareness-building Effort" and "Best Organization"