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ESTONIAN SPORTS. 262027 Paul Keres 1916 – 1975 Chess player, was active during Estonia’s independence- and occupation period.

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1 ESTONIAN SPORTS

2 262027

3 Paul Keres 1916 – 1975 Chess player, was active during Estonia’s independence- and occupation period

4 7x winner of the Chess Olympics (NL) At the World Championships contenders tournament competed 5x, 3x got second place “Timeless Chess Crown Prince” 3x USSR chess champion 3x European team champion 10x Estonian champion European correspondence chess champion in 1935

5 Destiny–The Second World War Due to the II World War he wasn’t allowed to compete in the World Championships with the world champion Aleksandr Alehhin In 1944 he tried to escape from Estonia, but failed His participation in competitions was restricted and he was under a strict control of the Soviet Unit Keres versus Botvinnik 1947

6 Modest and polite Maintained the belief into independent Estonia “Keres fever” Was a role model to the whole chess world

7 About people sent Keres off in his last journey, it was shown on TV

8 Chess tournaments Keres-named streets Postmark The only chess player in the world to be on a banknote

9 As a 4-year-old boy, broke his arm and started to play chess just to entertain himself Mother destroyed his chess board, she was afraid of her son’s addiction to gambling How to be a brilliant chess player? Little Paul

10 Estonian sports

11 “Without drugs to the clouds!”

12 Kiiking Estonians has always loved swinging Invented and developed in Estonia by Ado Kosk 1997 Kiiking starts when legs are higher than head

13 High swing (with long shafts) require more energy and strength A strong athlete can swing on longer shafts, he can defy gravity Guiness World Record – Andrus Aasmäe, his swing with 7.02-m-long shafts

14 Wife carrying 2 members in a team – a man and a woman The man must pass the track while carrying the woman The World Championships have taken place since 1996

15 Rules The track is 253,5 m long, it consists of sand-, grass- and asphalt parts There is 1 water obstacle up to 1 m deep and 2 dry obstacles in the track The woman must be at least 17 years old, 49 kg If a man drops a woman then he gets penalty 15 seconds The winner of the competition is a couple which passes the track quicker than the others

16 In Finland the Wife Carrying World Champinships are held once a year Competitors have been from Germany, France, Australia, Ireland, Estonia, Finland and Denmark

17 Winners of the Championships 1997 – Finland 1998 – Estonia 1999 – E stonia 2000 – E stonia 2001 – E stonia 2002 – E stonia 2003 – E stonia 2004 – E stonia 2005 – E stonia 2006 – E stonia 2007 – E stonia 2008 – E stonia Finland Margo Uusorg has won 7 times World Champinships in wife carrying In 2006 he set a new world record – 56,9 seconds

18 PiggybackEstonian-style wife carriyng

19 Thank you for listening!


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