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TASS: RUSSIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE STARTED TO EQUIP ATHLETES FOR TOKYO GAMES

25 July 2021
MOSCOW, July 24. / TASS /. Some of the Russian athletes have already received official equipment to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Acting President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Pavel Rozhkov told TASS about this.

On July 22, the RPC Governing Board approved the composition of the team, which included 430 people, 241 of them are athletes. Russian Paralympians will take part in 19 of 22 sports included in the Paralympic Games program.

"On July 23, at the Novogorsk base in Ruza, during a training camp, outfit was given to the swimming team for the sports of people with disabilities. The team members received 20 items of clothing and accessories from Forward, the official partner of the RPC and outfitter of the Russian Paralympic team at Paralympic Games in Tokyo "- said Rozhkov.

"The swimming team consist of three-time Paralympic champion Andrei Kalina, two-time Paralympic champion Igor Plotnikov, Paralympic champion Denis Tarasov, Paralympic medalists Dmitry Grigoriev, Anastasia Diodorova, multiple world champions Roman Zhdanov, Alexander Skaliukh, Bogdan Mozgovoi - added the interlocutor of the agency.

The outfit contains the colors of the Russian tricolor. It contains the inscription "Neutral athlete from Russia" as an identification element.

“In addition to equipment, we conduct educational seminars for athletes, coaches and specialists traveling to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. They will consider the anti-doping rules in force at the Games, the procedure for medical support, preventive measures aimed at acclimatization and adaptation. the organizing committee of "Tokyo-2020", the International Paralympic Committee and the government of Japan, set out in the playbook. The first seminar was held during the outfit of swimmers with impairment of the musculoskeletal system "- added Rozhkov.



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