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Electric fitters became the best table tennis players at IMPP
06.05.2019Electric fitters are the best table tennis players at the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant, a subsidiary of JSC UMCC. The victory of Oleksandr Moroz and Serhiy Nikolaychuk in this sport at the Spartakiad 2018-2019 confirmed their leadership.
Table tennis tournament took place at the Titan sports complex of Irshansk MPP. Over the two days of the tournament, 8 teams of the company competed for the trophies. The competition was held in two groups. In the first group, which included main departments of the plant, Oleksandr Moroz, an electrical fitter of the power utilities department claimed the victory, while Oleksandr Mishkevych, an operator of the walking excavator of the open pit mine No. 8 finished second. Vitaliy Vasyanovych, deputy chief of construction and assembly and repair and assembly department, took the bronze home.
Serhiy Nikolaychuk, also an electrical fitter, won the first place in the second group, which included auxiliary departments of the plant. He works at the electrical laboratory for the measuring devices and automatic equipment. Ihor Venhel from the health center finished second and Mykhailo Khomyuk, a land surveyor of the exploitation and exploration crew, finished third.
Chief judge of the competition, coach Valentyna Vakhovska believes that table tennis is one of the most popular sports. She believes that every person held a tennis paddle and played this interesting game at least once. Coach Vakhovska believes that table tennis develops great reaction, concentration, agility, plasticity and coordination of movements and is also a good exercise for people suffering from short and long sight. This sport is a really good exercise for those who spend their days behind a computer. During the game, you eyes focus on the moving ball and that is better than any other workout,” adds Vakhovska, inviting everybody to come and play.
Upon completion of the table tennis tournament, the coach congratulated the winners and awarded them with certificates and prize money on behalf of the trade union of the plant.
So far, competitions in 11 sports were held as a part of the Spartakiad of this year. The remaining sports are kettle bell lifting, tug-of-war and track and field. In the first group, the team of the plant’s administration remains the leader, followed by the athletes of the open pit mine No. 8 in the second place and workers of the open pit mine No. 9 in the third place. The second group: athletes of the electrical laboratory for the measuring devices and automatic equipment are the first, health center – second and central laboratory – third. The intrigue, however, remains by the end of Spartakiad 2018-2019: will the leaders in the groups change? As a reminder, the athletes of the open pit mine No. 9 and electrical laboratory for the measuring devices and automatic equipment were the winners last season.