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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.
Many had expected to spend the quarantine playing video games, but online learning turned out to be just as challenging as regular studies. ITMO University has found the best way to have your cake and eat it, too: now, students can receive points to go towards their physical education grades by playing video games alongside their peers and taking part in online competitions.
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.
The residents of ITMO University’s Technopark have showcased their latest invention at the recent CES expo in Las Vegas. The company Orbi Prime, known for its video recording eyewear, came to the event for the third time and even received the CES Innovation Award in 2018. But in 2020, it focused on a new invention – a headset designed to record and stream video content. The company’s CTO Alexandr Moreno spoke to ITMO.NEWS about this new technology.
Nikita Burmakin is a graduate of ITMO University’s School of Computer Technologies and Control. In all his nine years of studies, he regularly showed good results both academically and in sport. Since his childhood, Nikita has been playing tennis, got into volleyball in university and then transferred to beach tennis. ITMO.NEWS met the alum to find out how his university education helps him in his sporting career, whether he plans to go back to his profession and what memories he has of his student years.
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.
Natalia Kanaeva graduated from ITMO University in 2014. A business analyst by trade, Natalia says that she has two jobs, her career and football, which she treats with equal responsibility and dedication. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the graduate talks about the role ITMO played in her life and what it takes to successfully combine sports and career.
Earlier this month, the Russian racecar driver and ITMO University student Klim Gavrilov finished first in the Touring Cup of the FIA Motorsport Games 2019. The competition, which took place on the Vallelunga circuit in Italy, is dubbed the Olympics of motor sports. In addition to winning international competitions, Klim is also studying to be a programmer and plans on launching a capsule collection of T-shirts. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he speaks of his racing career, design, future plans, and how programming can help with driving.
Klim Gavrilov, a second-year student of the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, is a gold medal-winner of the FIA Motorsport Games. The event, best described as the Olympics of motorsport, took place from October 31 to November 3, 2019 at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. Klim Gavrilov competed – and won – in a racecar adorned with ITMO University’s logo.
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.