On December 22, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba held a meeting with the winners of international tournaments in different types of sport and their coaches.
The Head of State greeted the athletes and their coaches.
“Dear friends, I am sincerely happy to meet with you. The most outstanding young people in our state are present here today. You are the kind of people who train hard and thus create the image of our state. It must be a very exciting event to stand under the banner of our state after a victory. We want your successes to be even greater. The state should do everything so that sport in our republic would receive more opportunities for development. Sport should become the foundation for the development of the state. A healthy nation is important. When there is a healthy nation, the state has great advantages.
I am grateful to those who day and night stand by your side and commit their entire heart to helping you achieve success. They are your coaches who become your closest friends on this path.
Since New Year is close, I would like to wish you all the best, successes and health. For Abkhazia, it is a great achievement to have you. Thank you and good luck”, - said Raul Khadzhimba.
Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of the Republic of Abkhazia Bagrat Khutaba said words of gratitude to the coaches and their students.
“It is a great honour for us to raise the Abkhazian flag in international competitions. Thank you for the support. I would like to say words of gratitude to the coaches, young people who chose sport and their families, as well as to the Parliament and all those who stand by our side, without exception. We overcome difficulties and move forward to achieve high results”, - he said.
Head of the National Olympic Committee Valery Arshba remarked that Abkhazian youth is successful not only in sports.
“It is important that our country has such young people. No matter which competitions our young people attend, they come back with victory. We are happy that the most deserving youth is represented in sports. Thank you very much and good luck”, - he said.
Bronze medal winner at the 2012 Olympic Games, 3 time World Champion Denis Tsargush also congratulated the representatives of Abkhazian sport. He wished them good health and new successes in the future.