At the USUE stadium on Umeltsev Street, USUE first- to third-year students passed GTO tests in running. 42 young men and 20 girls took part in the event.
The All-Russia Sports and Physical Complex "Ready for Labor and Defense" (Russian abbreviation - GTO) is a program and regulatory framework for the physical education of people of Russia, aimed at developing mass sports and improving the nation’s health.
"In February 2017, Ural State University of Economics became the site for passing GTO qualifying standards. Within 2017, more than 400 students voluntarily passed the tests of GTO complex," Maxim Kocherian, the head of the USUE Office for Mass-Participation Sports and Health Promotion, said.
The GTO complex provides for the fulfillment of sports standards for different age groups (from 6 to 70 years old). The standards include mandatory disciplines that develop endurance, quickness, flexibility, strength, and accuracy. There are three GTO badges related to the complexity of standards: gold, silver, and bronze. To obtain a bronze badge, you must pass 7 standards, for a silver one - 8, and for a gold one - 9.
"The students passed standards in 60-meters, 2-kilometers, and 3-kilometers race. Running is conducted along the tracks of the stadium or on any ground with an even surface," Natalia Shuraleva, a senior lecturer of the USUE Department of Physical Education and Sports, said.
It is worth reminding that students will pass the 50-meters swimming standards on May 25, at the swimming pool "Yunost". GTO standards in strength sport, shuttle run, as well as shooting can be passed on May 31 at the USUE sports complex.