Khajimba: we are proud when the Abkhaz flag is waving over our athletes!
Sukhum. December 26. Apsnypress. Lana Tsvizhba. At a meeting with the country's top athletes, President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba discussed major sporting achievements in 2016, as well as prospects for the development of sport in the Republic.
Opening the meeting, the President noted that Abkhazia has always paid special attention to sport. "In Soviet times, the names of Abkhazian athletes sounded in various sports competitions. The older generation remembers many prominent world-class athletes: Rush Hutaba, Nikita Simonyan, Vitaly Daraselia and many others ", - said Khajimba. At the same time, he emphasized that today there are athletes who have reached high results, such as: Denis Tsargush, Alain Avidzba and others.
President stressed that the most important thing - the will to win. Addressing to the athletes, he recalled: "You have coaches near who are ready day and night. And the results are important not only for you as athletes. Your sports achievements enhance the credibility of Abkhazia".
Especially Raul Khajimba noted active work on the development of many types of martial arts. "Our gyms are almost filled," - said the head of state. In his words, "a good situation" is in the development of other sports. "But we want to make more efforts in order to remove the youth from the streets and bring to the spor", - said Khajimba.
In turn, the chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport Bagrat Hutaba thanked the President for his contribution to the development of sport.
"We are proud when we see our guys on the podium, and even more when the Abkhazian flag is waving above them!" - summed up the meeting Raul Khajimba.
On the eve of New Year Abkhazian President wished success to the athletes: "You are young, you have ahead many years of sports life. I wish that you always bright and great achievements!"
At the end of the meeting President and the athletes exchanged gifts.