At the central stadium named after Gani Muratbayev, the regional assembly of the people of Kazakhstan, the Tatar ethno-cultural association together with the regional department of physical culture and sports held a tournament on aquatlon of memory of Faat Kitaev.
An interesting event was attended by about 200 sports fans of different ages.
Aquatlon is a sporting struggle on the water and on the ground. Akvatlon develops coordination, dexterity, possession of his body, is a spectacular and hazardous sport.
The name of the talented leader, who for many years was the director of the Gani Muratbaev stadium, is well known to the Kyzylorda people. F. Kitaev was born in the city of Telman of the Republic of Tatarstan. In the 30s of the last century, the Kitaiv family moved to Kyzylorda. Work 16-year-old Faat began working in the city pier. After serving in the Soviet Army, he worked for 10 years as a teacher at the Department of Physical Education Kyzylorda Pedagogical Institute named after N.V. Gogol. He was actively involved in motor sport and track and field athletics. He was one of the initiators of Kyzylorda cycling. F. Kitaev, working at the Department of Physical Education, introduced the young generation to cycling.
At the opening ceremony of the tournament the deputy director of KПU "Koпamdyk kelіsim" Asylbek Zhumabayev, the wife of Faat Khamitovich Roza Ibragimovna and the head of the Tatar ethno-cultural association Galiya Gizatullina spoke about his life, work achievements and personal qualities.
The success of this man is considerable. Among them, it must be specially noted, he became the only veteran of the sport from the region, invited by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the First Sports Day of the Peoples of the RK. Faat Khamitovich held a gold watch on behalf of the President at the solemn event in Astana. As an honored guest, he witnessed many major sporting events, including the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. His name was included in 2001 in the book "Karttarim - asil kazinam", issued for the 10th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in 2005 - in the encyclopedia of the region "Sir eli".
"Faat Khamitovich loved iron discipline. He was distinguished by a responsible approach to business. For example, he was the first in Kazakhstan to come up with how to keep a green lawn of a football field in the winter. This problem was very relevant for Kazakhstan in those years. He took a direct part in improving the quality of the covering of running tracks and spare fields, "recalled the organizers and participants of the event.
According to the results of the tournament, which lasted for one day, the winners and prize-winners were awarded with diplomas and medals. In total, 16 sets of awards were drawn.