I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University
To be friends with sports is to be healthy!
96 07.09.2022

On June 25, 2022, the sports event Olympic Day took place in Taras Shevchenko Park in Ternopil supported by Ternopil City Centre for Physical Health of the Population. All followers of active recreation and sports, citizens and guests of the city, all about 800 people, took part in this sports event.

The program of the event:

– sports locations in various sports;

– passing of the Olympic flame;

– health exercises;

– health symbolic run;

– competitive and fan football and boxing tournaments;

– streetball, chess, roller skating and skateboarding tournaments;

– dance performances;

– master classes by our city Sport School for Children and Youth;

– meetings with our Olympic athletes.

All participants of this event received commemorative medals and prizes. The teachers of the Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Education ran by Professor Daria Popovych, and TNMU students took part in this event. The third-year students of the Faculty of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy specialty, Oleksandra Sokolovska and Yuliia Hlad (master of sports in gymnastics) were among the participants. They performed wellness massages for everyone during this event.

Oleksandra Sokolova worked as a volunteer health instructor for more than 3 months at the Ukrainian Voluntary Corps “Right Sector” in Kyiv region. Her duties were examining and treating the injured, as well as teaching tactical medicine. During the Olympic Day sports event, Nataliia Davybida, Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Education, was in charge of performance of health massage by the students.

The students of TNMU also took part in the sports events: a 1st year student of the Faculty of Medicine, majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Yuliia Zolotniuk took part in the 1700-meter race, and Pavlo Melnyk took part in the event as a certified instructor in first aid. It should be noted that he is the commander of the Rapid Response Unit of the Ternopil City Organization of the Red Cross Society.

Sports events took place in many cities of our country. Many fans of physical training and sports of different age joined the sports event Olympic Day.

Information by Associate Professor Viktor Nazaruk