Vasily Anisimov

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MOSCOW, July 13. /TASS/. A number of heads of sports federations, coaches, employees of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Federal medical-biological Agency of Russia (FMBA) have received state awards for the training of athletes who have achieved high sporting achievements at the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The award ceremony took place on Thursday in the building of the ROC, the awards were handed by the head of the ROC Alexander Zhukov and the Deputy President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin.

The awards were awarded by decrees of the President of the Russian Federation of may 18 and 19 . The order of Alexander Nevsky awarded by the President of Federation of judo of Russia Vasily Anisimov, a medal of Honor awarded to the General Manager of national teams of Russia on judo Ezio Gamba, the head coach of the national team in synchronized swimming Tatiana Danchenko, chief coach in Greco-Roman wrestling Gogi koguashvili, the head coach of Russian national team on fencing Dmitry Shevchenko.

For merits in development of physical culture and sports and many years of diligent work order of Honour was awarded to the President of the Russian state University of physical culture, sport, youth and tourism (gtsolifk), the head of the International University sports Federation (FISU) Oleg Matytsin.

The order of Friendship was awarded to the President of the Federation of modern pentathlon Russia Vyacheslav Aminov, the head of the handball Federation of Russia, Sergey Shishkarev, a former President of the Boxing Federation of Russia Boris Ivanjuzhenkov, the head of Federation of wrestling of Russia Mikhail Mamiashvili, the head coach of the national team on sports gymnastics Andrey Rodionenko, head coach of the team in gymnastics Valentine Rodionenko, the President of the Russian tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishev, the President of Federation of sports gymnastics of Russia Vasily Titov, the head coach of female Russian national team handball team Evgeny Trefilov.

Distinction “For blessing” was awarded the head coach of Russian national team on rhythmic gymnastics Irina Viner-Usmanova. The honorary title “Honored science worker of the Russian Federation” was awarded to the head of the FMBA Vladimir Uiba.

Also the staff of the national teams, R & d and FMBA received medals of the order “For merits before Fatherland of I degree”, medals of the order “For merits before Fatherland of II degree”, honorary diplomas of the President of the Russian Federation and gratitude of the head of state. Only the state award was given to more than 80 people.