Today, on March 30 the first competitions of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics will be held. Athletes will compete in 3 medal events in cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Russian team has all the chances for gold in men’s relay 3х10 km.Our team consists of active world champions willing to give joy to local sport fans. The main competitor of Russian team is the team of Ukraine that has won silver and bronze in skiathlon yesterday. The relay starts at 10:00 a.m. today in the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sport Centre.
Snowboarding competitions continue in the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”. Masters of freestyle disciplines will compete in parallel giant slalom. 7 athletes from Russia are participating in this discipline: women – Anna Surmilina, Maria Kapustkinaand Maria Podorovskaya, men – Nikita Diakov, Nikita Komissarov, Roman Khamitsevich and Igor Ishatenko. The start of qualifications – 9:30 a.m., finals will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Besides, curling tournament will continue in the Ice Palace of Khanty-Mansiysk. Russian women’s team plays with Canada (the game starts at 9:30 a.m.) and Ukraine (the game starts at 6:00 p.m.). Men’s team of Russia plays against Canada at 4:00 p.m.
Deaf hockey will continue on the cultural and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra”; but team of Russia will play its second game on April’01.
It is worth noting that 4 out of 5 alpine skiing disciplines will be held in Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region). Qualifications in downhill will take place today.