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TASS - ROZHKOV: RUSSIA ALREADY GOT MOST OF THE PLANNED QUOTAS FOR PARALYMPIC GAMES IN BEIJING

03 October 2021
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, October 2. / TASS /. The Russian delegation at the Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing will be one of the largest, it will include about 150 people, including about 70 athletes. Most of the planned quotas for participation in the Games have already been received, Acting President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Pavel Rozhkov told TASS on Saturday.

“As for the preparation of the team, we predicted that we have about 70 athletes to win quotas. Today the qualification period is at full speed. We have already won 41 quotas, and this is 57 athletes. Another 13 athletes, we hope, will be selected to the end This is the beginning of next year in individual sports. The total number of the delegation is planned to be about 150 people. It will be one of the largest, "Rozhkov said.

He added that at the moment, the issues with the places of training of athletes have been almost completely resolved. So, representatives of alpine skiing (persons with physical impairments and para snowboarders will prepare for starts on Sakhalin, alpine skiers (sports of the blind) - in the Chelyabinsk region, members of the Russian curling team - in Khabarovsk, sledge hockey players - in Vladivostok ...

"And the main athletes who win medals - cross-country skiing and biathlon among athletes with physical impairments, are supposed to be trained in Italy," - said the agency's interlocutor. According to him, the conditions in which the starts in Beijing will take place will be tough, since the competitions will be held at an altitude of over a thousand meters above sea level.

The Paralympic Games will be held in Beijing from March 4-13, 2022.




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