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Krasnoyarsk hosted a ceremonial opening ceremony of the Wheelchair Curling Russian Championship

18 March 2019

In the city of Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory), from March 16 to March 23, the Russian Curling Federation holds the Russian wheelchair curling championship.

The opening ceremony was held on March 18, attended by the Minister of Sports of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Alekseev, a member of the Executive Committee of the RPC, the Chairman of the RPC in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Director of the Regional Center of Sports Training in Adaptive Sports Nadezhda Bannikova, the President of the Curling Federation of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Venevtsev, the Senior coach of the Russian team for wheelchair curling Anton Batugin and chief referee of the competition, Honored Master of Sports of Russia for curling Sergey Shamov.

The first participants of the competition congratulated the Minister of Sports of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Sergey Alekseev:

“A few days ago serious curling battles took place in the Winter Universiade-2019 at the Sports Palace named after Ivan Yarygin. And today, as a legacy of the Games, we are holding major competitions here - the Russian curling wheelchair championship. We take athletes from ten regions of Russia on a modern sports facility, which still breathes the energy of student games victories. I am sure that throughout these days you will show strong character, sportsmanship and the desire to win. Congratulations on the opening of the country curling championship

Then Nadezhda Bannikova read a greeting from the President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Vladimir Lukin:

“On behalf of the Russian Paralympic Committee, I am pleased to welcome all of you in Krasnoyarsk to the Russian curling wheelchair championship!

It is gratifying that the capital of the Krasnoyarsk Territory once again hosts the most important event of the Paralympic sport. This was made possible thanks to the support and attention of the leadership of the region, the Regional Center for Sports Training in Adaptive Sports.

Athletes will compete in the Palace of Sports. Ivan Yarygin, reconstructed for the competitions of the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019, which undoubtedly demonstrates the use of the heritage of the Games.

The Russian school of curling in wheelchairs, despite its age, small by the standards of this sport, is one of the strongest in the world. The Russian national team is a 3-time world champion and a silver medalist at the 2014 Paralympic Home Games, and the national championship each year shows strong competition.

I wish all the teams a good mood, sporting excitement and may the strongest win!

12 teams fight for the title of champions of Russia are 12 teams.

The group stage of the competition will be held from March 18 to March 20, on March 21, qualifying matches and semifinals will take place.

Winners and prize-winners will be determined on March 22.

Group A

  • Novosibirsk region

  • Moscow region

  • Sevastopol

  • Udmurtia

  • Moscow

  • Yenisei 1 (Krasnoyarsk Territory)


Group B

  • Rodnik (Sverdlovsk region)

  • Yenisei 2 (Krasnoyarsk Territory)

  • Adamant (St. Petersburg)

  • Samara Region

  • Splochenie (Moscow region)

In the sports season of 2017/2018, the title of champions of Russia was won by, the team Rodnik (Sverdlovsk region) won the second place and Granit (Chelyabinsk region) won the championship bronze medal.

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