Chairman of the executive committee of the WCT Rinat Zakirov congratulated on behalf of the World Congress of Tatars has congratulated the Olympic athletes who have Tatar roots, with a glorious victory at the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Arthur Akhmatkhuzin (rapier), Ufa, 1st place
Timir Safin (rapier), Ufa, 1st place
Aliya Mustafina (gymnastics), Moscow, 1st place
Ruslan Nurudinov (weight lifting), Uzbekistan, 1st place
Guzel Manyurova (wrestling), Kazakstan, 2nd place
Elvin Karimov (water polo), the Russian Federation, 3rd place
Anna Rizatdinova (rhythmic gymnastics), Ukraine, 3rd place
“Your outstanding achievements reflect best qualities of the Tatar people: courage, perseverance, resilience, will to win and hard work, transmitted from generation to generation. Our people can be proud of this extraordinary sons and daughters, having earned a worldwide fame. No doubt, the younger generation of Tatars will take from you an example and make life. This enduring value of your sports feat, inscribed in the history of the Olympic movement and sport in general.
We wish you happiness, health and new successes in the sporting arenas of the world to the glory of the Tatar people “, – the message reads.