Athletes say why Khanty-Mansi Paralympic Games are better than Beijing

The athletes thanked the chefs who cooked cranberry pancakes
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The Khanty-Mansiysk Winter Paralympic Games (KhMAO) surpassed the Beijing International Tournament in terms of organization, wrestling level and cuisine. Such views were shared with the correspondents of URA.RU athletes and representatives of foreign delegations departing for their homeland on March 21 after the end of the competition.

“The food is different from what it was in China. There are more sponsors, there was Coca-Cola, ice cream. Naturally, his eyes ran wide and they took it all. Here is more filling and proper food. I would like to highlight a dish – for tomorrow I got myself pancakes with cranberries. “There are amazing cranberries here,” said Stanislav Barykin, a member of the Russian national sleigh hockey team. Members of the Tajik national team agreed with him, who met the chefs in the hotel kitchen, who tried to take into account the preferences of all teams.

Skier Ivan Golubkov, who won six medals at the Paralympics, said he liked the natural snow in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, which was not in Beijing. “There was artificial snow, but here it is real. Here, when you shoot, you hear how they support. “It’s nice,” he said.

Hockey player Ivan Kuznetsov, after the final match of the tournament, noted that sometimes the quality of the game even exceeded that shown by the teams that were accepted in Beijing. “We were waiting for this holiday. The last game turned out to be so strong, aggressive, beautiful. One of the best games. “Even at the Paralympic Games there were no such people,” he said.

The foreign delegations noted the organization of the games. “Organizing such games in seven to ten days is a sensation. This has never happened before in the history of the Paralympic Movement. From my own experience, I can say that this is probably better than in other Paralympic Games, “said Abdurauf Alimov, Secretary General of the Tajik Paralympic Committee.

Russian skier Varvara Voronchikhina for URA.RU noted that in Khanty-Mansiysk they created an atmosphere that helped her win gold. “It was clear that there was a lot of excitement around us. Thank you for the organization and preparation. I only experienced positive emotions, because there are very kind and nice people around, who just give an unreal energy boost. You feel great support. “I just want to say thank you to everyone,” said the athlete.

Athletes from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan competed in the Khanty-Mansiysk Games. The tournament follows the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Beijing Paralympic Games on March 3rd. This happened in the context of the launch of a special operation by Russia to demilitarize and demilitarize Ukraine, the purpose of which, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is to stop the eight-year genocide of Donbass residents by the Kiev regime and nationalists. The ban on athletes from Russia and Belarus participating in international tournaments has been introduced by many world sports associations and federations.

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The Khanty-Mansiysk Winter Paralympic Games (KhMAO) surpassed the Beijing International Tournament in terms of organization, wrestling level and cuisine. Such views were shared with the correspondents of URA.RU athletes and representatives of foreign delegations departing for their homeland on March 21 after the end of the competition. “The food is different from what it was in China. There are more sponsors, there was Coca-Cola, ice cream. Naturally, his eyes ran wide and they took it all. Here is more filling and proper food. I would like to highlight a dish – for tomorrow I got myself pancakes with cranberries. “There are amazing cranberries here,” said Stanislav Barykin, a member of the Russian national sleigh hockey team. Members of the Tajik national team agreed with him, who met the chefs in the hotel kitchen, who tried to take into account the preferences of all teams. Skier Ivan Golubkov, who won six medals at the Paralympics, said he liked the natural snow in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, which was not in Beijing. “There was artificial snow, but here it is real. Here, when you shoot, you hear how they support. “It’s nice,” he said. Hockey player Ivan Kuznetsov, after the final match of the tournament, noted that sometimes the quality of the game even exceeded that shown by the teams that were accepted in Beijing. “We were waiting for this holiday. The last game turned out to be so strong, aggressive, beautiful. One of the best games. “Even at the Paralympic Games there were no such people,” he said. The foreign delegations noted the organization of the games. “Organizing such games in seven to ten days is a sensation. This has never happened before in the history of the Paralympic Movement. From my own experience, I can say that this is probably better than in other Paralympic Games, “said Abdurauf Alimov, Secretary General of the Tajik Paralympic Committee. Russian skier Varvara Voronchikhina for URA.RU noted that in Khanty-Mansiysk they created an atmosphere that helped her win gold. “It was clear that there was a lot of excitement around us. Thank you for the organization and preparation. I only experienced positive emotions, because there are very kind and nice people around, who just give an unreal energy boost. You feel great support. “I just want to say thank you to everyone,” said the athlete. Athletes from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan competed in the Khanty-Mansiysk Games. The tournament follows the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Beijing Paralympic Games on March 3rd. This happened in the context of the launch of a special operation by Russia to demilitarize and demilitarize Ukraine, the purpose of which, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is to stop the eight-year genocide of Donbass residents by the Kiev regime and nationalists. The ban on athletes from Russia and Belarus participating in international tournaments has been introduced by many world sports associations and federations.

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