2 medals events of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics will be held today in the alpine skiing center “Metallurg-Magnitogorsk”. 15 womenand 37 menfromRussia, Hungary,Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Japan, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Slovakia will compete in giant slalom. Eachathletewillhave 2 attempts.
The competitions will start at 8:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. Russian team will be presented by the following athletes: men – Denis Yaberdin, Alexander Yakovlev, Ilia Ivanov, Denislav Ogaryov and women – Maria Odinets, Anna Loseva, Angelina Khamitsevich and Marina Zvereva.
It is to be noted that this is the final competition day in Magnitogorsk. Upon the end of the competitions athletes will attend the flower ceremony and the official closing ceremony. They will start at 12.00 a.m.