Today, April’01 is the fourth competition day of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics. Athletes will compete in 6 medal events.
In the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sport Center cross-country skiers will compete in individual sprint. The main competitor of Russian team for the medals is team of Ukraine. Team of Russia includes the following athletes: women – Anna Fedulova, Lyubov Misharina, Raisa Golovina and Ekaterina Belova; men – Alexey Groshev, Roman Chirkov, Ivan Martyushev and Stepan Kuznetsov. Qualifications will start at 10:00 a.m.; finals will begin at 12:00 a.m..
Competitions in halfpipe will be held in the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”. Khanty-Mansiysk was never hosting halfpipe events before. Athletes from North America are the leaders of this discipline, there snowboarding is extremely popular among young people. The following Russian athletes will be competing in halfpipe today: women – Ella Shevlyakova, Svetlana Anisimova and Uliana Golubeva, and men – Alexey Ignatenko, Stalislav Sokolov, Vladimir Savenkov and Dmitry Kazakov. Qualifications will start at 9:30 a.m., finals will be held at 2:00 p.m..
The games of group stage of deaf hockey tournament will continue on “Arena Ugra”. It is to be reminded that on March 29 Russia defeated Kazakhstan with the score 9:0. After the game with Kazakhstan Russian team had two days of rest. Today it is playing against USA that won Canada (2:4) and Finland (4:3) in its first two games of the tournament. The game starts at 7:00 p.m..
The curling tournament will continue in the Ice Palace. Yesterday women’s team of Russia defeated China (6:5), this was the first lost game for Chinese team. Now 5 women’s teams have the same number of points (10 out of 12): Russia, China, Croatia, Hungary and Canada. Today Russia plays against Hungary at 9:30 a.m. and South Korea at 6:00 p.m. In men’s tournament the performance of Russian team is not that successful. It won only one game and lost three. Today team of Russia plays against South Korea at 2:00 p.m..
In Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region), in the alpine skiing center “Metallurg-Magnitogorsk” alpine skiers will participate in two medals events in downhill. Russian alpine skiing team will be represented by the following athletes: woman – Marina Zvereva, men – Ruslan Shaikhutdinov, Denislav Ogarev, Rishat Yuldashev and Vladimir Parshakov. The best results on the official training that was held yesterday were shown by athlertes from Alpine countries: Switzerland, France and Italy. Ruslan Shaikhutdinov had best time among Russian athletes, he was 7th in the 1st attempt and 4th in the 2nd attempt. Competitionsindownhillwillstarttodayat8:30 a.m..