Corporate life

Shvabe's sportsman will compete in Russia's national cross-country skiing team in 2016

Svyatoslav Zakharov who works at OJSC “Scientific and Production Association “State Institute of Applied Optics” (OJSC “NPO GIPO”), a Shvabe Holding enterprise, competed in the Masters Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Syktyvkar. Following the competition, the experienced athlete was invited to the national team of Russia, which will compete at the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Finland next year.

Svyatoslav Zakharov, Team Lead at the Direction Finding Device Department, has been employed at OJSC “NPO GIPO” for already 37 years, and skiing is his hobby and favorite kind of sport. He has been participating in the Masters Cross Country Skiing World Cup since 2005. This year, Svyatoslav Zakharov ranked 12th out of 43 in a 10-km race, 8th out of 37 in an 8-km race, and 7th out of 8 in a 15-km race.

He is a regular participant of various sport competitions. He is also a multiple prize winner of the Volga Skiing Championships and a participant of the Rostec - Russian Corporate Games competitions. The athlete is also willing to compete in track and field events at the Summer Corporate Games in Sochi.