Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 21, 2022: The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan has announced that the Oksana Chusovitina School of Gymnastics will open in the academic year 2022-23.
The school, dedicated to the 46-year-old eight-time Olympian, is in accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated November 5, 2021 to develop sports and educational institutions until 2025. It will be under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Sports Development.
The resolution states that the national programme of sports schools will aim to supply a flow of talented athletes to compete in major events such as the Olympic Games, Asian Games, World Championships and Asian Championships.
The gymnastics school will accommodate 165 students from grades 1-11, and the students will receive general education at the nearest secondary school.
The gymnastics school will provide all other needs, including accommodation, meals, training, sportswear and equipment, at no cost to the parents of the students.
The NOC of Uzbekistan as well as the Gymnastics Federation of Uzbekistan will be involved in the constant monitoring of the training of athletes in the school.
The Ministry of Sports Development, the NOC, the Ministry of Construction and the Tashkent city administration will ensure that the school is organised and equipped by August 1, 2022.
Issued by: Republic of Uzbekistan, President Sh. Mirziyoev, Tashkent city, March 14, 2022