Memorial Competition

Memorial Competition

 

in sports, a competition, usu-ally international, devoted to the memory of outstanding sportsmen and persons who have made great contributions to sports.

Well-known memorial competitions in the USSR are the com-petitions in honor of the brothers G. I. and S. I. Znamenskii (track and field athletics; since 1958), I. M. Poddubnyi (Greco-Roman wrestling, since 1953), la. F. Mel’nikov (speed skating; since 1960), and lu. A. Gagarin (basketball; since 1970). Abroad the most popular track and field athletics competitions in memory of antifascist athletes who died in World War II are, in Poland, the memorial to J. Kusoczyriski, Olympics champion in the 10,000 m run (held since 1955); in Czechoslovakia, the memorial to E. Rosicky, the country’s repeated champion in 800 m and 400 m hurdles (since 1947); and in Yugoslavia, the memorial to B. Hanzekovic, the country’s record holder in the 110m hurdles (since 1948). The memorial competitions in honor of P. Mericamp in France (since 1965) and B. Zauli in Italy (since 1964) are devoted to the memory of prominent public figures.

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EVENTS December 27: Alberta SAC Reg Francis memorial competition, 11-3pm.
DAVY PRINS triumphed on the oche in the grand final of the Mark Williams Memorial competition, sponsored by LWC and staged at Bedlington Station WMC.
Kieron Jenkins with the 8lb 14oz rainbow trout that was the heaviest fish caught in the |Gwyn Williams Memorial competition at Cwm Hedd Lakes
GARY SISWICK produced a high-quality performance to defeat Andy Cairns and win the Bernard Sigsworth Memorial competition.
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Rhian Parry who won the Lady Herbert Lewis memorial competition with her daughter Anni Llyn who came second
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On the cup scene, Scott Stewart netted four goals in Ridge Lane's 7-0 defeat of Nuneaton and they now face Hartshill Sports in the semi-finals as a solitary Darren Eggleton strike saw the them see off Weddington Thistle in the Willy Muir Memorial competition.
Carmichael revealed they lost 2-1 to Crusaders last week in the final of the Christopher Shaw Cup, a memorial competition for the young footballer.
The 15-year-old landed his incredible ace at Kirkintilloch Golf Club and it was fitting it came en route to lifting his mother Sheila's memorial competition.
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Children Map the World: Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition, Volume 2" is showcases artistic creations of maps created by children ages 44-15 drawn and selected from around the world, resulting from a memorial competition held in honor of Barbara Petchenik, a cartographer who studied how children understand maps and mapmaking.
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