The Russian LIN swimming championship started in Yoshkar-Ola

Today, April 9, at the Palace of Water Sports in Yoshkar-Ola, the Russian championship and championship races and all-Russian swimming competitions between people with intellectual disabilities began. They are attended by 170 athletes representing 26 regions, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Mari El, Krasnodar Territory, Volgograd Region and others.

He returned home

“Today, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Mari El, I have the pleasure to welcome the participants of the competition,” Mikhail Vasyutin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Mari El, addressed the athletes, coaches and judges during the opening. ceremonies. – We were really looking forward to these races and did everything we could to show your achievements here. I wish you easy water, safe stay in the republic and good luck!

As recalled Tatyana Olkhovskaya, General Director of the All-Russian Federation of Sports LIN, Yoshkar-Ola has long been the starting point of central Russian sports for people with intellectual disabilities, so the federation decided to hold these competitions in Mari El. .

We are back to you. And, I must say, here we were received with great warmth and love. We realized we had returned to our home. This is exactly the feeling today “, said the head of the federation for Mariskaya Pravda.

In the beginning – the Paralympic champion

Tatyana Olkhovskaya noted that these days the strongest LIN sport athletes go first to Yoshkar-Ola. “Here, for example, is a three-time Paralympic champion Valeria Shabalina and her coach, Tatyana Vyacheslavovna Novikova, who became the head coach of the national team. She will continue to prepare the athletes for the next Games, which will take place in Paris.Let’s see how it will be in reality.Even if we are not allowed to participate in some races, we will hold alternative races within these deadlines.In fact, we were not excluded from the sport.We will increase and strengthen the lines “And when the foam falls, we, I think, will return to the international arena at a good level,” added Tatyana Olkhovskaya.

Started from scratch

The competition will last four days, until April 12. Athletes will compete for medals in 27 disciplines.

Mary El in the pool of the Palace of Water Sports is represented by five swimmers: Natalya Semenova, Yegor Mukhachev, Klim Rumyantsev, Daniil Belousov and Evgeny Volkov. Athletes ‘coach Dmitry Kudryavtsev considers his teams’ chances for medals good.

“Since November last year we had a not very good period, almost the whole team was sick, so we had to start training from scratch,” the coach told MP. – We did not want to force the form, we decided to preserve our health. Guys, I regret it. Let’s get better prepared for the Paralympics.

Earlier we said that Kristina Maslova from Yoshkaro won the “bronze” of the swimming championship of the Volga Federal District.

Photo by Tatyana Ostrovskaya.


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