Olesya Romanenko: Organizing events is my passion and that is what matters most. It’s also a rewarding job! ()
Name: Olesya Romanenko
Age (although it’s not appropriate to ask about that, we asked this question): 22;
City: Ekaterinburg (Russia);
Job: General Secretary of the Urals Federation of Armsport “The Bear”;
Interests: Armwrestling, music;
Hobbies: Music, going for walks with friends;
The most important things in people: kindness, loyalty, integrity, zeal;
Inspiration: This beautiful world ..;
The most important thing in life: to find fulfillment in life and achieve your goals.
When did you start to practise armwrestling?
Olesya Romanenko: At first I competed in a junior class for 2 years (from 2006 to 2008), and in 2010 I became a referee and the speaker referee at competitions. I also became a secretary-general. It was Yuri Wladyslavovich Zylinskov who talked me into that. The first competition that I ran was “The All Russian Urals Cup 2010” which was a part of an international tournament called “ The Golden Tiger”.
Are you going to compete in armwrestling tournaments?
Olesya: No. I chose to become an organizer of sports events, although my friends have tried to encourage me to compete in armwrestling tournaments. Organizing events is my passion and that is what matters most. It’s also a rewarding job! At the recent European Championships in Lithuania Igor Mazurenko handed me a diploma and an award for my work.
What do you think of the organization of the Lithuanian competition?
Olesya: I think it was a well-organized event. Each problem was immediately dealt with so the audience did not even notice that. The referees worked well as a team. Everyone knew what to do. I was at the European Championships for the first time and I immediately felt a part of that team. The referees did their best and I really liked that.
What do you do apart from sport?
Olesya: My job involves organizing sports events.