For the first time in history Ugra is hosting a curling tournament. People of Khanty-Mansiysk and guests of the city were watching today’s games of world’s best deaf curling teams with great curiosity.
The media-center of the Deaflympics asked spectators what they think about curling and what emotions they feel while watching this game.
«I’ve never watched curling before, especially deaf curling. It is interesting to see professional teams playing. The atmosphere of this game is very exciting, although it is quiet on the curling sheets, spectators are applauding. I am glad to see so many people here», – says Egor from Khanty-Mansiysk.
«I came here right after ice-hockey game. I was curious to know how curling looks like. I am sitting here and don’t have any clue of the game, but tonight, when I am back home I will learn its rules better», – says Svetlana who also lives in Khanty-Mansiysk.
We have also found a die-hard fan of curling. «Our team was concentrated on guard shots during the first four ends and felt themselves safe playing here on their home Deaflympics in Russia. Then team of Japan put itself up and they showed a very fine play. Thechancesarenowequal. I hope Russians will get up steam and win this game», – said Veronika from Surgut about the first game of men’s deaf curling team of Russia.
It is to be noted that curling fans from Japan, South Korea and Russia were supporting their teams today in the Ice Palace.