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High-flyer brothers


Today, on April’01 snowboarders are competing in halfpipe in Khanty-Mansiysk. Qualifications of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics have finished in the morning.

The best result in women’s competitions was shown by Ryoko Hanashima from Japan (83,7 points in her best attempt). Ella Shevlyakova from Russia was second (73,3 points) and Mayako Okawa from Japan was third (61,7 points).

In men’s qualifications the leaders are Esson brothers from USA. Blair Esson got 92,7 points in his best attempt (1st place) and his older brother Sean Esson  received 86,3 points (2nd place). Alexey Ignatenko from Russia was 3rd with 82 points.

Now athletes are looking forward to finals. The competitions will start at 2:00 p.m. in the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”.


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