16 y.o. Angelina Khamitsevich is a member of Russian Deaflympic team in alpine skiing. She participates in the Games for the first time in her life. Before the start of the Deaflympics she wished to get a support from her idol and her dream came true!
A young athlete has won all national competitions for the deaf including 2 National Winter Spartakiads and 3 Deaf Alpine Skiing Cups of Russia. Angelina was following the countdown relay in the social networks of the Organizing Committee of Deaflympics 2015 with famous athletes and felt very disappointed when she didn’t see a picture of her idol Alexander Khoroshilov – a first alpine skier in the history of Russia winning the World Cup. By the way, Angenila has the same goal – in the future she wants to win a World Cup and to fill her name in the history.
Today Alexander Khoroshilov is training in Sakhalin region. Although these places are hard to reach, we managed to find Alexander and he agreed to support a young athlete of Deaflympic team of Russia! We thank Alexander Khoroshilov for his kind-heartedness and his brother Victor for making a photo.
It is to be reminded that the alpine skiing program of Deaflympics 2015 was changed – in addition to classic disciplines: slalom, downhill, giant slalom and super giant, one more discipline was added – super combined, that will be held on the Deaflympics for the first time. Both men and women will be competing in allthe disciplines.
Alpine skiing competitions of the Deaflympics will be held in Chelyabinsk region in the alpine skiing center “Metallurg-Magnitogorsk” and in the alpine skiing complex of Khanty-Mansiysk “Khvoyny Urman”.