October 20, 2012 in the concert hall «Victory Gardens» award ceremony was held on the fourth Ukrainian award «Golden Mongoose», which was dedicated to the Olympics in London, where Ukrainian athletes showed and presented themselves and the country at a high level. It should be noted that this year the award was an international event. Organizers did their best, and the event was held at a high level.
Among the guests were the chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sports Ravil Safiullin, Olympic champion in Athens, a three-time world champion, the deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Family, Youth, Sports and Tourism, the president of the Association of Sport Wrestling of Ukraine Elbrus Tedeyev, First Deputy President of Sports Committee of Ukraine, the first vice-president of the Federation of pancratium Oleksandr Mandryk,
Olympic champion Irina Merleni, Mayor Alex Kostusev, vice governor of Odessa region for Humanitarian Affairs Dmitry Voloshenko, head of the national Committee of Physical culture and Sports of the Odessa Regional State administration Yuriy Povolotsky.
Representatives of the Committee on Protection of rights and freedoms of citizens “Shield” and Charity Fund “Assalam” in a head of Daher Saleh Muhammad also were invited on such high level event. And they even awarded one of the prizes of the «Golden Mongoose.»
Each award was made ??individually by masters of Vinnytsia jewelry house «Kimberly.» Awards of «Golden Mongoose» is of two kinds. The first is a stone pedestal of «green serpentine», which is a badge of honor of 925 silver with gold plating 900 samples, the second — almost the same badge of honor, but it also encrusted with diamonds.
First got the best Olympic athletes: boxer Denis Berinchik, silver medalist in 2012, Valery Andriytsev, wrestling, silver medalist, bronze medalist of the Summer Olympic Games Taras Shelestyuk, boxing, Catherine Istomin – silver medalist Paralympic Games in London in swimming, President national Boxing Federation Vladimir Prodivus; known singer Yuri Godot, bronze medalist of the Summer Olympic boxer Alexander Gvozdik world champion in boxing, Vice President of Boxing Federation, the representative of Ukraine to the European Boxing Union Alina Shaternikova; the first Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine Vyacheslav Oleinik, head coach of the Ukrainian national team in freestyle wrestling, honored coach full of Commander of the Order «For Merit» Ruslan Savlohov, Dmitry Swift – First Vice-President of the Federation of pancration in Kiev, Member the executive committee of the sports committee of Ukraine, Honored coach of the USSR, Honored coach of Russia, and in 2011 by the decision of FILA — honored coach of the world – Degi Imranovich Bagaev (Russia). The second type of award received quadruple gold in rowing – Kateryna Tarasenko, Natalia Dovgodko, Yana Dementieva, Anastasia Kozhenkova, winner of the Olympic Games in 2012 and the first canoeist in the history of Ukraine, who won Olympic gold in the canoe single race at 200m — Yuriy Cheban, the best athlete in 2011 according to the Ukrainian Academy of Sports, Olympic champion in 2012, Alexander Usik; Inna Osipenko-Radomskaya, winner of two silver medals in two distance of 500 and 200 meters won the kayak single; Georgian judoka Lasha Shavdatuashvili – Olympic champion; Belarusian athlete – world champion in the royal 100m freestyle, a three-time European champion, winner of two silver medals at the London Olympics Gerasimenya Alexander, Dmitry Solovyov, the Olympic champion in Paralympic Games.
The organizers did not forget to thank the people who have in fact shown that sport is needed in our society, and also awarded them with gold statuettes, Ravil Safiullin — Chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sports, Elbrus Tedeeva — Wrestling Association President of Ukraine, people’s deputies of Ukraine, the Olympic champion games and Alexei Kostusev — mayor of Odessa.
At the same ceremony Lomachenko Vasily – the best boxer of the planet in 2009, regardless of weight class according to AІVA, twice Olympic champion was awarded a special award of «Golden Mongoose» (made of solid gold and encrusted with three diamonds).
After visiting such a wonderful event, appeared a desire to communicate with one of the founders of the award of «Golden Mongoose», the president of sports club «Drillbit» Mongoose «”, the president of the Odessa Regional Federation of pancration and grabbling, master of sports of the USSR freestyle wrestling Magdieva Mohammed. One of the main issues that I was interested in, where did it all start? It all began back in 2001, when it was founded by a sports club «Drillbit» Mongoose. «The main idea was and is accessible sport for all, regardless of social or economic status. Indeed, to this day in the club does not have any monthly fee, as is the practice in other clubs.
Main task – is to bring sport into the masses, to give the opportunity to people to develop themselves and their sporting spirit even to those who cannot. School «Mongoose» (more recently renamed) is visited by boys and girls. And the girls at first come to learn how to stand up for themselves, but to them sport is so fascinating that they achieve high results.
The coaching staff of the club – are experienced athletes who have learned while working not only how to be great teachers, but also teachers and psychologists.
In order to somehow mark and encourage people who care about the sport, in 2009, held the first award ceremony of «Golden Mongoose.» Apart Magomed Magdieva, its founders were Lernik Musayelyan – Editor of sports magazine «Mongoose», Vice-President of the school “Mongoose”, Master of Sports in Sambo and wrestling, and Igor Ilchishen – Director Vinnytsia jewelry house «Kimberly”, the president of Vinnytsia regional Federation of pancration. Each year the award strengthens its credibility in the community, proving to all that sport should occupy in society and the importance of honor.
I want to wish everyone who has relation to so kind and necessary business, success and prosperity in all initiatives.