NCFU hosted a meeting with Sergey Sokulsky, the NCFU graduate who set a record at the Paralympic Games of Tokyo. Both students and teachers were excited to meet someone who well deserves to be called a legend – a Paralympic shotput champion in the F55 Category. After the introduction and greeting words from Azamat Luev (Pro-Rector for Youth Policy, NCFU), the meeting went on as a dialogue.
The sportsman told that the most important thing is not to get desperate and move towards the aim once set.
– In 2007 I graduated from the Faculty of Sports, and in 2008, after a traffic accident, I found myself in a wheelchair, yet the trauma never made me stop practicing sports. I started as a powerlifter at first yet later took up shotput, – Sergey was quoted as saying. – I thought that life was over but it turned out to be just starting. And the most important thing is that I had my closest ones who never let me sink into despair.
Besides, the athlete mentioned that his aim now is to take gold. He now performs for the Moscow Area yet he admits he might come to play out of the Stavropol Region prior to the nearest Olympic cycle.
At the end of the meeting the NCFU students awarded the athlete a gift from the entire student body as well as took numerous pictures.