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The program of the first day of Deaflympic competitions


Today, on March 29 the first competitions of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics will be held. Athletes will compete in 4 medal events.

The first medal-winners of Deaflympics 2015 will be defined in women’s 10 km skiathlon. The race will start at 10:00 a.m. in the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sports Centre. 14 athleteswillcompeteforthemedals. Among them 4 Russian team members: Raisa Golovina, Anna Fedulova, Natalia Smirnova and Lyubov Misharina.

2 hours later 20 cross-country skiers will participate in 20 km men’s skiathlon race. Among them are Russian athletes Sergey Yermilov, Vladimir Mayorov, Stepan Kuznetsov and Roman Chirkov.

In the second part of the day – starting from 2:00 p.m. – the finals in slopestyle will start. The first stage of the competitions – qualifications will begin earlier. 7 womenand 14 menwillparticipateinslopestyle. The team of Russia is represented here by Svetlana Anisimova, Ella Shevlyakova, Uliana Golubeva, Alexey Ignatenko, Vladimir Savenkov and Dmitry Kazakov.

Besides, curling games will start in the Ice Palace. At 9:30 a.m. men’s teams will go on ice. The team of Russia will play its first game against Japan. One more game will be played later today with the team of China. Between these two sessions – at 2:00 p.m – women’s curling tournament will start. Russian team is going to play with Slovakia.

And finally at 3:00 p.m. thecultural and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra” will host the first game of ice-hockey tournament. The team of Russia will play against Kazakhstan.

At 8:00 p.m. the official Awarding Ceremony of Deaflympics 2015 dedicated to the results of the day will be held on the central square of Khanty-Mansiysk.


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