On the 8-th of June The first Petanque games in the history of Tula were held before the light athletics international competitions. Both professional sportsmen and just numerous enthusiasts gathered to take part. To make it possible for everybody to play Russian Federation of Petanque organized the 3 hours master class, devoted to the technique of tire and point.
On the pictures You can see from the left to the right: vice-president of the Russian Petanque Federation Kananykhin V., president of the Russian Petanque Federation Osokin E., vice-president of the Russian State Committee of culture and sport (The deputy minister of Sport) Balachnichev V.V., the chairmen of the of the Soviet of the Tulskaya Area Lukichev O.V., the president of the “Arsenal” football club Sokolovsky V.V., the trainer of the Russian official team of Petanque Pasetchnik A.
The story was contributed by our russian parner site, russian.petanque.org.
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