At the same place, 50 years later (PHOTO)
The international competition "Friendship Cup - 2013" and all-around championship of Ukraine, devoted to the 50th anniversary of the birth of the new sport - orienteering, was inaugurated in Uzhgorod.
The event was attended by veterans - participants of the first All-Union competition held in Transcarpathia in autumn 1963.
The culmination of the celebration was the opening of the first in Eastern Europe mini monument to Orienteer.
According to the director of the event Yuri Liakhovich, participants and spectators must remember colorful parade and sprint race, held in the historic center of Uzhgorod.
Nearly 700 athletes from 10 countries participated, the awards were given in different age groups.
In the most prestigious - the elite - category, where masters of sports competed, the winner was Yaroslav Pazhukh from Lviv who ran the 4 km route with 15 control points in 15 minutes and 24 seconds.
Today, September 28, the competition will continue with races for long distances near the village of Orikhovytsya.