Today, April’02 is the fifth competition day of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics. Athletes will compete in 5 medal events.
Cross-country skiers will participate in men’s team sprint in the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sport Center. The main favorites of the competition are again teams of Russia and Ukraine. At the moment Russia has already won 5 gold medals in 5 cross-country skiing events that were held till now. Ukraine has 3 silver and 3 bronze medals so obviously it is eager to win gold. Russia will be represented by Alexey Groshev and Vladimir Mayorov. Theracebeginsat 11:00.
The curling tournament will continue in the Ice Palace. Yesterday Russian men’s team lost its chanced to get to semifinals while women’s team coming to the play-off stage. Today men’s team of Russia plays with 2 outsiders of Deaflympic curling competition – Hungary (the game starts at 9:30 a.m.) and USA (the game starts at 6:00 p.m.). Women’s team of Russia plays with Croatia (the game starts at 2:00 p.m.).
The games of group stage of deaf hockey tournament will continue on “Arena Ugra”. After an easy victory in the game with Kazakhstan (9:0) and a tough game with USA (6:5) Russia plays with Finland that lost its two games with USA (3:4) and Canada (1:7) before. The game starts at 7:00 p.m..
In Magnitogorsk the competitions of alpine skiers will continue in the alpine skiing center “Metallurg- Magnitogorsk”. Athletes will fight for the medals in super giant (competitions start at 8:30 a.m.) and super combined (competitions start at 11:00). In super giant Russia will be represented by Anna Loseva, Angelina Khamitsevich, Alina Ryabchikova and Marina Zvereva in women’s competitions and Denis Yaberdin, Alexander Yakovlev and Ruslan Shaikhutdov in men’s competitions.