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Deaflympians have learnt how the steel was tempered

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Participants and guests of the Winter Deaflympics have visited 4 shop floors of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Company.

OJSC “Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Company” is one of the world leaders in producing steel and has a leading position in Russia in iron and steel industry.

The excursion has started on one of the main projects of the Company – sheared plate mill «5000». Foreign guests were impressed by the scale of manufacturing. Buses with athletes and coaches arrived to blast furnaces used for producing raw iron. Participants of the competition have saw oxygen-converter plants and the modern cold-rolling complex.

Asking the questions of journalists, guests were not hiding their impressions. Athletes from Spain noted: «In our country the company is big if it has 2 or 3 thousands employers. When we were told about 60 000 people working on Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Company we even asked again because we were not sure if we understood the figure right».

It is to be added that athletes could also take the highlight tour around the recreation and sport complex “Abzakovo”, the dinopark “Dinosaur” and to go to concerts with participation of deaf actors.

 

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