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The Winter Paralympic Games ended in Ugra

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Pavel Rozhkov said that the Paralympic Games “We together. Sports" were successful.

Acting President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Pavel Rozhkov believes that the Paralympic Winter Games “We are together. Sport” were successfully held in Khanty-Mansiysk. He said this to TASS at the end of the competition.

In Games “We together. Sports” was attended by athletes from Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Armenia and Kazakhstan. Competitions were held in six kinds of sports -cross-country skiing, biathlon, curling, snowboarding, alpine skiing, sledge hockey.

“The Games went very well thanks to the joint efforts of the government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug -Yugra, - said Rozhkov. — Everything was prepared in the shortest possible time, and very well, thanks to the traditions of sports that exist in the region, thanks to the participation of specialists from the whole country. The strongest teams in the world competed here. Our teams won more than 1/3 of the medals at the last World Championship. All starts were exciting, interesting, all teams showed good results.”

Pavel Rozhkov marked the winners of the competition. “The greatest number of medals—four each—won the three-time champion of the Paralympic Games Ekaterina Rumyantseva, the six-time world champion Ivan Golubkov, the two-time winner of the Paralympic Games Stanislav Chokhlaev b>, , he said. —   Anastasia Bagiyan won three medals of the Games in Khanty-Mansiysk. Our skiers performed very well, the winners were the champions of the Paralympic Games Aleksey Bugaev, Valery Redkozubov, two-time world champion Varvara Voronchikhina. Parasnowboarders from Yugra Mikhail Slinkin and Alexey Petrov confirmed their class, Lusine Karapetyan from Armenia, Evgeny Slepov also excelled.

“Competitions in combat sports —sledge hockey and curling were especially successful. Over the past years, our athletes have become winners and champions of competitions. We are grateful to the people of Yugra, the spectators for the attention to our sport, and to the volunteers. And  special thanks to the media representatives who covered these competitions so fully, - added the acting president of the RPC.

The decision to organize the Games “We together. Sport” was adopted after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that the Russian team was not allowed to participate in the Paralympic Games in Beijing. This happened when the Russian team was already in Beijing and was waiting for the first starts. At the same time, 17 hours before the final decision, the IPC announced the full admission of the national team to participate in the Games, the Russians left Beijing on March 6. The games in Khanty-Mansiysk were prepared in seven days.

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