Volunteers of the Deaflympics have made a great surprise for a member of the national team of Russia Maria Podorovskaya in one of the shopping malls of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The unsuspecting champion and medal-winner of the national snowboarding championships for deaf and hard of hearing athletes was shopping with her parents. On her way back she was greatly surprised. Volunteers have sung her a popular song in sign language.
Maria was pleasantly impressed by such a flash mob. The volunteers of the Centre of adaptive sports of Ugra have confessed that they wanted to inspire Maria with positive emotions and to empower her before these important competitions.
It is to be reminded that the Deaflympics will start in Khanty-Mansiysk on March’28. The Opening Ceremony will be held in the Tennis Centre at 20:15. During the ceremony the Deaflympic cauldron will be lighted on the central square of Khanty-Mansiysk.
During the Games 31 medal event will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk. The official ceremonies of awarding prize-winners will take place every evening on the central square of the capital of Ugra. The Closing Ceremony of the Deaflympics will be held on April’05. This will also be the day of finals in ice-hockey, curling, alpine skiing and snowboarding.