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Russia defeats favorites of deaf curling tournament

One more round was played today in men’s deaf curling tournament. A very interesting game was played by Russian team against Canada. To feel more confident Russians had to win today as yesterday they lost 2 games. And they were celebrating victory today!


The game was head-to-head and the result was defined in the last end. Russian team was able to demonstrate its mastership and beat its competitor in tactics. Thefinalscore – 8:6forRussia.

«We felt a very high pressure in the first two games, – said a player of deaf curling team of Russia Roman Golushko. –  Today we had nothing to lose, so we felt relaxed and did our best. We needed this victory very much», – said Roman.

He reminded that Canada is a favorite of all curling competitions.  «There are a lot of amateur and professional curling clubs in that country, much more than in Russia. They play with each other very often. In Russia curling is only starting to develop while in North America it is played for dozens of years», – said the player of Russian team.

In other game of the tournament USA defeated South Korea 13:5. A player from South Korea Junman Lee shared with the media-center of the Games his impressions about the Deaflympics in Russia: «It took us a lot of time to get here. We spent 20 hours in a plane and then after having some rest realized that we are in a very beautiful place».

Junman Lee has also noted that «it’s never too early to play curling. But when a person gets older, he understands all the peculiarities of the game. If you train a lot, you get a success. I’ve started playing curling when I was 10, but my results sufficiently improved when I was 16».

In other games of the tournament Switzerland defeated Ukraine 9:3, and China beat Hungary  – 8:3.


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