Moscow team wins the Sixth Abilympics National Championship

December 5, 2020
Social sector

The Moscow team won 108 awards at the Sixth Abilympics National Championship: 70 gold, 23 silver and 15 bronze medals and came first in the team classification. In addition, 37 participants from Moscow won awards in different categories. This is what Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reported on his Instagram page.


The championship of professional skills for disabled and special needs people took place in 81 Russian regions on November 23-29, 2020. Moscow was represented by 171 participants. They are winners in their age group in the Moscow phase of the competition. Now the best of them will take part in international competitions in 2022.

This year the competitions were held in the offline-online format for the first time. The participants stayed in their cities and performed competition assignments in individual rooms and workshops. All safety measures were observed at the venues: the participants underwent mandatory COVID-19 tests and their temperature was taken. All premises were disinfected and ventilated; the face mask and glove requirements were strictly observed.

Over 2,000 artisans took part in the championship. More than half of them are students. School pupils and seasoned experts could also have a go.

The participants competed in 77 professional competences. In addition to the best team classification, the Muscovites came first in database administration, bead weaving, preschool education, publishing, footwear repair, restaurant service, welding technology, metalwork, woodwork, social work and artistic design, to name a few.

Danila Mityakov from Moscow, the winner of the gold and other awards at three Abilympics championships received a special prize “For Active Participation in the Movement.” The Moscow team was also first in the category “For Development of the Expert Community.”

The professional skills of the participants were assessed by a 416-member jury. The main experts worked in Moscow (the championship control centre). Others were on-site referees and worked remotely.

“This championship stands out for its very strong participants. They presented many professional works. Abilympics performs an important information function and helps its participants feel needed, in demand and equal. During the competitions, I stopped feeling any barrier between Abilympics participants and other people. I am inspired by the sincere tears of joy and the happy smiles of the winners,” said Yury Averkin, expert in the photograph-reporter competence.

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The championship allows its participants to demonstrate their professional skills and believe in their potential. This year, there were many major employers among the contest experts. This is why the most professional and impressive participants have already been invited to undergo practical training or offered a job.

In Moscow, 200 volunteers helped hold the championship in city venues. They were college students and members of the youth council of the Professional Study Centre. Volunteers registered the participants, were in charge of logistics and monitored the observance of anti-coronavirus safety measures.

Abilympics is an international movement that holds competitions in professional skills for people with disabilities. Its main goals are professional guidance and assistance in the employment of people with disabilities or special needs.

Abilympics championships are held every year. They unite millions of participants throughout the world and change traditional views on the potential of disabled people. Participants in the championships find new friends and associates, learn modern professions, attend workshops, receive job consultations, meet employers, reveal their abilities and receive job advice. The Moscow Regional Abilympics Development Centre is part of the Professional Study Centre.


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