#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Norilsk resident Gennady Murashov became the Russian Weightlifting Championship winner among older age groups’ athletes in Tula. The northerner took the first place and became the absolute champion in his weight class of 81 kilograms and in the 70–74 years group.
Dmitry Karasev noted that Gennady Murashov regularly represented Norilsk in weightlifting competitions at various levels and won prizes.
The athlete solemnly handed over the cup and medal he had won to the city head:
“I will go to the World Cup in November and if I win I will take back the awards, and if I don’t, you’ll keep the awards”.
Gennady Murashov came to the North 35 years ago and worked as a medical convoy driver, and now he drives Norilsk ambulance station’s doctors. He has been actively involved in sports for 24 years and is the Norilsk Weightlifting Federation’s member.
“For the first time, Gennady Murashov entered the Russian Championship in memory of Marshal Zhukov at the age of 48 and took the second place. The Fund for the Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism Development sent Gennady to the Cup of Russia. He became the winner and won a ticket to the European Championship among veterans in Hungary, he took the fourth place there. Then he took the fourth place at the World Championship in Glasgow as part of the Russian national team”, said the Norilsk City Hall’s press service.
Since 2000, the Norilsk citizen has set 13 world records. He is a multiple winner of the World Games of Masters, World Games of Sports Veterans, World and European Championships. The athlete regularly holds open training sessions and master classes in Norilsk.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: the Norilsk City Hall’s press service