Oleg Sienko congratulating Armada Paracycling Team Russia medalists
Oleg Sienko, CEO of Uralvagonzavod Corporation met with coaches and athletes of Armada Professional Paralympic Cycling Team, whose main partner is UVZ. The three winners and medalists received awards from the head of the Corporation. Aleksey Obydennov medalist in men’s road race 2013 Road World Championships in Canada, two-time world champion in 2014 Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico, and bronze medalist in team sprint. Obydennov became the first Russian world champion in Paralympic cycling and set a world record. Oleg Sienko has also awarded Sergey Ustinov – bronze medalist in team sprint of World Cup in Mexico and Svetlana Moshkovich – bronze medalist in London 2012 Paralympic Games and two-time medalist in Road World Championships in Canada in 2013.
Oleg Sienko said that despite that the Armada club is only two years old, the athletes have already shown outstanding results. He wished them success and new victories in the upcoming competitions. Paralympic athletes, in their turn, expressed gratitude to the corporation for its confidence and opportunity to prove that “the previous achievements were not a one-time success, but rather results of hard work” and promised to do their best at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The athletes discussed with Oleg Sienko the results of recent competitions and the future plans. According to the medalists, the key to their success was in hard training along with support of URALVAGONZAVOD which allowed them to participate in events around the world. It was noted that such high results should spur the attention of cycling federation and government agencies, and attract other partners from socially responsible business.