Nov 12, 2019
Sergey Bubka give a special lecture titled “For 2020: Dream and legacy in sports”
Sergey Bubka, a legendary Ukrainian pole vaulter, gave a special lecture, which was titled “For 2020: Dream and legacy in sports” and addressed to Rikkyo University students and the general public, at the school’s Ikebukuro Campus on September 17.
Bubka talks about his own experience.
Bubka won a gold medal at the Seoul Olympic Games and is famous for breaking the world record for men’s pole vault 35 times. Bubka talked about his experience, saying, “It is important to never give up and constantly have a dream: this is relevant not only to sports but everything else in life.” Bubka, who serves as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, added, in a rather agitated tone, that he was certain that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games would be a fabulous event.
The audience listens to Bubka’s lecture attentively.
Bubka holds a prosthetic leg owned by para-athlete Junta Kosuda, left.
From left: Rikkyo University President Yangchoon Kwak, Open House President Masaaki Arai, Sergey Bubka and Junta Kosuda
Rikkyo University is undertaking various projects in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. Taking the games as an opportunity, the university will carry out educational as well as research activities to promote cultural exchange, enhance students’ mental and physical health, and provide an environment for them to live with vigor.
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