In June1963, the first specialized
club "The Flying Skier" was created by Dzerzhinsky
Plant in Perm, the plant had a ski. The club united all
jumpers and participants of Nordic Combination from Perm
and became the methodical Centre of Perm Region. The best
personnel of trainers were attracted to the club: N. N.
Nekrasov, V. A. Budykho, V. A. Kuznetsov, L. N. Zhigalov,
V. G. Gaziev, B. N. Tchernykh, V. N. Bykov and others.
One of enthusiastic person of the new
club was a well-known sportsman - B. Y. Gurevich.. Many
years he was at the head of the club as a public leader.
Later V. A. Tataurov continued the work. Since 1964 and
more than 20 years he had been the leader of the club.
He also was the first director of children's Sportschool
(1968). Since 1974 - the Sportschool has become a reserve
for the Olympic Games.
Many specialists from Moscow, Leningrad, Gorky, Alma-Ata,
Kirov, Sverdlovsk, N.Tagil, Tomsk, Ufa and other cities
visited Perm Club to take part in scientific-practical
conference to exchange an experience.
The club "The Flying Skier" and the Sportschool
put many Perm jumpers and participants of Nordic-combination
into life of great sport. They took part in many important
competitions of our country and abroad as the representatives
of Perm Region, Russia, Soviet Union. Pupils of N. N.
Necrasov, V. A. Budykho, B. I. Kopnin, L. N.Z higalov,
V. G. Gaziev and others succeeded in some international
competitions, championships, Cups of the World and the
Olympic Games; they are the following: brothers V. and
R. Bykov, A. Shakhtorin, A. Nosov, V. Rusinov, S. Zontov,
G. Prokopenko, L. Tchashin, S. Saichik, V. Vlasov. The
first champion of the USSR in ski jumps in 1958 was Perm
"flying skier" Rudolf Bykov - an honourable
sportsmaster. For many years he had been one of the best
jumpers of this country. He was a member of the USSR sportsteam
and showed excellent results in some international competitions.
The honourable sportsmaster Alexander Shakhtorin together
with Rudolf Bykov were the members of Russian sportsteam.
Many times A.Shakhtorin was awarded with specialized prizes
for his perfect, complicated techniques of ski jumps in
Poland, Norway, Finland, Austria.
One of the first Soviet jumpers, who
got over 100 m. was from Perm Region - Boris Azyabin.
He made his jump on 101 m from Gorky ski in 1960 and another
his record was made in Austria. He jumped from 70 m ski
Another graduaters of Perm Sportschool, the honourable
sportsmasters of the USSR such as I. Gubin, B. Azyabin,
L. Zhigalov, G. Pukhachev, S. Zontov, V. Galushin, G.
Prokopenko, V. Veselkov, V. Cherepanov, L. Komarov.
Good stimulus for the development of ski jump tower jumps
in Perm Region always has been the traditional Union competition
on behalf of Dzerzhinsky. Its initiator and chief organizer
was the plant of Dzerzhinsky. The competition had been
held since 1957, during 30 years. The team of the USSR
was a real adornment of the competitions, thanks to such
famous sportsmen as: N. Kamensky, N. Shamov, Y. Scvortsov,
K. Tsakadze, A. Borovitin, V. Sannikov, M. Veretennikov,
G. Napalkov, B. Sidorenkov, S. Saichik, V. Chernyshov,
Not a few talented sportsmen had being prepared for that
years. In 1967 Vladimir Galushin from Spartak Unit became
the champion of the USSR in ski jumping in 1967.
In 1968-1970 Sergey Zontov became the Champion of the
USSR (the juniors category). Since 1968 till 1972 he had
been taking part successfuly in the international competitions
in this country and abroad. In 1971 he was taking part
in the competition on the prize of Georgians Soviet Minister
in Bakuriany. 10 countries were presented, and there were
6 champions among them. L. N. Zhigalov, the trainer, recollected:
'I noticed that day Sergey was excited. I took him away
while jumping his main opponents- Napalkov, Belousov,
Ivannikov, Zheglanov and foreign sportsmen. We talked
about Perm and home. When his turn came, he made a jump
on 104 m. Not bad. The second attempt. I saw him standing
on the highest start spot then he slopped down. And there
was his result - 115,5 m. It was obvious that he broke
a new record."
Once more time Sergey Zontov was lucky,
it was 1972 when he beated the famous jumpers A. Zheglanov,
A. Ivannikov, G. Napalkov and was included in the list
of contenders for the Olympic games in Sapporo. But it
appeared that he did not take part in them. By the way,
Sergey Zontov became the сharacter prototype in the picture
"The Big ski". The shooting was made in Perm.
The international class sportsmaster Gennady Prokopenko
- one of the talented jumpers of Perm Region, the champion
and prizewinner of the USSR sports festivals, the winner
of many international competitions. Taking part in the
World Championship in 1983 in Garrakhovo (Czechoslovakia),
Prokopenko showed the result - 156 m and 159 m, such result
was the best achievment among Russian jumpers during all
sports history of ski jumping in Russia. G. Prokopenko
- is the champion of the World Students' sports festival
in Italy, 1985. He also took part in the Winter Olympic
Games in Saraevo, 1984.
The sportsmaster Valentin Veselkov taking part in the
championship of the USSR, 1982, in Krasnoyarsk, was rewarded
by a bronze medal for his result - 140 m.
For several years the sportsmaster of internationl class,
the member of the USSR sportsteam, the champion of the
USSR and world competitions and championships, the USSR
cup's owner in 1982 Leonid Komarov had been presenting
Perm region (he is from Lysva sportschool).
Boris Shvetsov — head of children's
sports school "Flying skier".
Young jumpers - S. Kozlovsky, A. Zaborsky,
N. Tchirkov, V. Sterlyadev showed good results in the
USSR championship (the junior category) and were rewarded
with bronze medals. For the last several years the sportsmasters
of international class, champions and winners of many
Russian and world competitions Sergey Mikheev, Roman Kerov,
Roman Pashkin showed stable and high results in ski jumping.
Sergey Mikheev - the world record holder in ski jumping
(in Lysva's ski - 95 m, in Perm's ski - 77 m), Roman Kerov
and Roman Pashkin - the participants of the World Students'
Sports festival in 1966, Spain.
In 1972 Perm club "The Flying Skier" was awarded
the сall "The Supporting Point for Olympic Training".
In 1974 - the call "The Centre of Olympic Training".
Being at the head of the club Tataurov was presented with
the honourable deeds of the Soviet Trade Union and All-Union
Committee of Physical Culture and Sport.
A large group of young perspective sportsmen have being
prepared in the club, nowadays they have a success in
many competitions. It is evident merit of such experienced
trainers as the honoured sportsmasters L. N. Zhigalov,
V. G. Gaziev, V. N. Tchernykh, I. V. Gubin, V. P. Kasyanov,
S. V. Lapin, honoured trainers of Russia A. V. Babushkin,
S. B. Obukhov, A. V. Garanin.
In Lysva, Kizel, Berezniki, Kudymkar, Tchaikovsky, Sylva
and Ilyinsky (Perm Region) ski jumping has good development.
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