The first day of curling tournament of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics is over in Khanty-Mansiysk. It was not easy for the team of Russia – in men’s tournament out team lost both games while our women’s team had a double digit victory over Slovakia.
In the final game of the first competition day Russia was playing with China. The chances of the teams seemed equal in the beginning but after several ends Chinese team took the lead and won 10:8.
«First we were using one tactics, then decided to change it. There was a difference in only one stone in both games. I am sure that tomorrow we will put ourselves up, concentrate and use another technique. Our main goal is to get into the quarterfinals», – says a skip of men’s curling team of Russia Yury Makeev. The captain of the team also added that the quality of ice in Khanty-Mansiysk is perfect.
To the great delight of curling fans from Japan, who were supporting their team in the Ice Palace today, Japan defeated South Korea 6:1. In other first-round games Hungary beat Ukraine (10:7), and Canada won USA 7:2.