XI Winter Sports Contest of the Small Indigenous Peoples in Kuzbass
: 09/02/2008
: Indigenous Issues

XI Winter Sports Contest of the small indigenous peoples of Kemerovo Oblast took place on 2 3 February in the Mencherep village (Belovo district). Teams from Belovo and Guryevsk districts, Novokuznetsk, Myski, Mezhdurechensk, Tashtagol, Belovo, Kaltan, and Osinniki took part in them. The Tashtagol team took first place; Mezhdurechensk combined team the second and Belovo district team the third place.
There will be 14 team championships altogether at the Sports Contest. And five of them individual and team championships at chess, cross country skiing, hunting skiing with target archery, table tennis and winter indoor soccer are set at the winter contest. Timofey Chelbogashev (Tashtagol) won the individual championships at 5 km men's cross country skiing, Natalya Golubtsova (Mezhdurechensk) - 3 km women's cross country skiing, Boris Shipev (Novokuznetsk) and Mariya Garachuk (Mezhdurechensk) won the individual championships at table tennis, Anatoly Tydykov (Belovo district) and Anna Frizin (Mezhdurechensk) - won the individual championships at chess.