Oleksandr Usyk held a motivational meeting for the participants of the Parimatch Foundation program
Ukrainian world heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk held a motivational fan meeting with children participating in the “Sports Mentor” and “Yes, I can!” Programs of international charitable foundation Parimatch Foundation, as well as young athletes from various clubs of the Federation of boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and other martial arts.
Oleksandr shares the Foundation’s mission in the importance of supporting children’s sports and education and during the meeting openly answered questions about successes and motivation to achieve them.
The famous boxer answered children’s questions about the importance of sports, motivation, the strongest opponent and the most memorable fight. In addition to inspiring communication, a master class was held, where together with the children Oleksandr revealed his “secrets” never to stop there on the achieved.
In addition, Usyk raised the issue of coaches and mentors. He stressed that the right coach can give a child what parents often cannot give – discipline:
A coach is a person who can teach and who can spoil a child. It is very important to meet the right person who will guide you correctly. You may not achieve great results in sports, but you can achieve great results as a person. Because there was a mentor who taught me to look only on a bright side. And it helps to grow a very kind, sincere and strong person.
It will be recalled that the comprehensive program “Sports Mentor” helps children, regardless of their life circumstances, to develop confidence, as well as physical and social skills through sports.
President of the Parimatch Foundation Kateryna Beloruska told the main ideas of the charity fund’s programs:
We help our recipients to be motivated and willing to achieve something in the future. Currently, our team is actively developing the practice of mentoring in Ukraine, involving well-known athletes in our program. Thanks to Oleksandr Usyk for the inspiration he gave to the children. I am sure that such meetings help to achieve the goals we set for ourselves in the program “Sports Mentor”.
Thedirector of the Parimatch Foundation in Ukraine Vadym Misyura summed up the event:
Physical education and sports are primarily tools for improving the health and development of children’s social skills. This approach is used by our team in all programs, including “Sports Mentor”, in which famous athletes and coaches not only give our children the opportunity to play sports, but also inspire them, become for them a real example of strength of spirit, determination and self-formation. as individuals.
The goals of the sports program “Sports Mentor”:
- to increase children’s physical activity. At a meeting with children organized by the Parimatch Foundation, Oleksandr Usyk stressed that sports are needed “not to be cool, but to live cool”: “Sports are needed to do their favorite thing, to start a family, work, develop. You need to move. Not to stand. “
- to develop love for a healthy lifestyle. When asked about the most difficult battle, Oleksandr Usyk answered that the most difficult thing is to fight his laziness: “When I wake up in the morning, I think should I sleep or get up? To go to training today or not to go? Should I eat any junk food or not? I struggle with myself every day. The most difficult opponent is ourselves, because the chances are equal. “
- to interest children in achieving high results. Throughout the meeting, Oleksandr repeated one thesis in various forms – it is important to get up after falling: “All my life I train, and you can too, if you build your life properly and will train to achieve a goal. It was difficult for me. I gave up and came back. I learned. I found some things that make me do it. Motivation. The main thing is to work, and then everything will work out. “
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