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Athletes told why the Paralympics in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug is better than Beijing

Athletes thanked the chefs who prepared pancakes with cranberries
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The Paralympic Winter Games in Khanty-Mansiysk (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) surpassed the international tournament in Beijing in terms of organization, level of wrestling and cuisine. Athletes and representatives of foreign delegations, who are leaving for their homeland on March 21 after the competition, shared such opinions with URA.RU correspondents.

“Food is different from what it was in China. There are more sponsors, there was Coca-Cola, ice cream. Naturally, his eyes widened and he took everything in a row. Here is a more filling and proper food. I would like to highlight one dish – for tomorrow I took pancakes with cranberries. This is an amazing cranberry, ”said Stanislav Barykin, a member of the Russian sledge hockey team. Members of the Tajik national team agreed with him, who met the chefs in the kitchen of the hotel, who tried to take into account the preferences of all teams.

Skier Ivan Golubkov, who won six medals at the Paralympic Games, said that he liked natural snow in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, which was not available in Beijing. “There was artificial snow, and here it was real. Here when you shoot, you hear how they support. It’s nice, “he said.

After the final match of the tournament, hockey player Ivan Kuznetsov noted that sometimes the quality of the game even exceeded that shown by the teams admitted to Beijing. “We have been waiting for this holiday. The last game turned out to be so powerful, aggressive, beautiful. One of the best games. There weren’t even any at the Paralympics, ”he said.

Foreign delegations noted the organization of the games. “Organizing such games in seven or ten days is a sensation. This has never happened in the history of the Paralympic movement. In my experience, it is possible that this is better than at other Paralympic Games, “said Abdurauf Alimov, Secretary General of the Tajikistan Paralympic Committee.

Russian skier Varvara Voronchikhina told URA.RU that an atmosphere was created for her in Khanty-Mansiysk, which helped her win gold. “It was obvious that there was a lot of excitement around us. Thank you for organizing and preparing. I had only positive emotions, because there are very kind and responsive people around who give just an unreal charge of energy. You feel great support. I just want to say thank you to everyone, “said the athlete.

Athletes from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan took part in the Games in Khanty-Mansiysk. The tournament was organized after Russian and Belarusian athletes were suspended from the Beijing Paralympics on March 3. This happened against the background of the beginning of Russia’s special operation to demilitarize and denationalize Ukraine, which, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is to stop the eight-year genocide of Donbass residents by the Kiev regime and nationalists. Many world sports associations and federations have banned athletes from Russia and Belarus from participating in international tournaments.

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The Paralympic Winter Games in Khanty-Mansiysk (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) surpassed the international tournament in Beijing in terms of organization, level of wrestling and cuisine. Athletes and representatives of foreign delegations, who are leaving for their homeland on March 21 after the competition, shared such opinions with URA.RU correspondents. “Food is different from what it was in China. There are more sponsors, there was Coca-Cola, ice cream. Naturally, his eyes widened and he took everything in a row. Here is a more filling and proper food. I would like to highlight one dish – for tomorrow I took pancakes with cranberries. This is an amazing cranberry, ”said Stanislav Barykin, a member of the Russian sledge hockey team. Members of the Tajik national team agreed with him, who met the chefs in the kitchen of the hotel, who tried to take into account the preferences of all teams. Skier Ivan Golubkov, who won six medals at the Paralympic Games, said that he liked natural snow in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, which was not available in Beijing. “There was artificial snow, and here it was real. Here when you shoot, you hear how they support. It’s nice, “he said. After the final match of the tournament, hockey player Ivan Kuznetsov noted that sometimes the quality of the game even exceeded that shown by the teams admitted to Beijing. “We have been waiting for this holiday. The last game turned out to be so powerful, aggressive, beautiful. One of the best games. There weren’t even any at the Paralympics, ”he said. Foreign delegations noted the organization of the games. “Organizing such games in seven or ten days is a sensation. This has never happened in the history of the Paralympic movement. In my experience, it is possible that this is better than at other Paralympic Games, “said Abdurauf Alimov, Secretary General of the Tajikistan Paralympic Committee. Russian skier Varvara Voronchikhina told URA.RU that an atmosphere was created for her in Khanty-Mansiysk, which helped her win gold. “It was obvious that there was a lot of excitement around us. Thank you for organizing and preparing. I had only positive emotions, because there are very kind and responsive people around who give just an unreal charge of energy. You feel great support. I just want to say thank you to everyone, “said the athlete. Athletes from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan took part in the Games in Khanty-Mansiysk. The tournament was organized after Russian and Belarusian athletes were suspended from the Beijing Paralympics on March 3. This happened against the background of the beginning of Russia’s special operation to demilitarize and denationalize Ukraine, which, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is to stop the eight-year genocide of Donbass residents by the Kiev regime and nationalists. Many world sports associations and federations have banned athletes from Russia and Belarus from participating in international tournaments.

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