An International Para Badminton Tournament - 3rd Fazza-Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 will be held in Dubai (UAE) from March 27 to April 5.
More than 150 athletes have applied for participation in the competition. The Russian national team included 7 para badminton players:
Natalia Prokofieva (St. Petersburg, class WH1)
Lilia Prokofieva (St. Petersburg, WH2)
Tatiana Gureeva (Chuvash Republic, WH2)
Alexander Polstyankin (Saratov region, WH1)
Oleg Dontsov (Republic of Tatarstan, SL4)
Pavel Kulikov (Republic of Tatarstan, SL4)
Alexander Mehdiev (Kostroma region, SH6)
Dmitry Varfolomeev, senior coach of the Russian National Para Badminton team:
“The upcoming international competition is the first since the start of the World Pandemic in February 2020.
The competition is attended by athletes claiming to win quotas for participation in the XVI Paralympic Games in Tokyo. For badminton players, they will be the main test start
Paralympic quotas will be allocated after the final qualifying tournament in Spain in May."