The Pearl of Siberia Winter Sports Center in Tyumen hosted the Russian skiing championship on March 27–April 4. A total of 229 athletes competed for the medal.
132 men and 97 women represented 35 Russian regions. Skiers from Tyumen won a total of 11 medals at the championship.
This All-Russian event was the first skiing event where spectators were allowed to be present after a very long break. In seven days of competition more than 4,000 fans from Tyumen, Ekaterinburg, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan, supported their favorite athletes from the bleachers of the stadium.
The championship was attended by Elena Valbe, President of the Russian Skiing Federation, Vladimir Yakushev, plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Urals Federal District, and Gov. Alexander Moor of Tyumen Region.
The head of the region thanked the athletes, organizers and spectators at the championship. “A big thank you for a festive competition! Thank you to all organizers, Elena Valbe, chairwoman of the Russian Skiing Federation, and all the athletes! Thank you to all the judges and volunteers! Their help can hardly be overestimated,” Governor Moor said.
It must be noted that due to the high alert regime the throughput capacity of the Winter Sports Center was limited to 50%, nevertheless all others could watch the live coverage online. The total number of views exceeded two million.
Tyumen skiers got the most medals of all (4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals). Tatyana Sorokina from Tyumen won the most medals – two golds in individual events (15 km skiathlon and 10 km freestyle skiing), and two more medals in the team sprint event with Ekaterina Smirnova, and the relay event with Olga Kucheruk, Ekaterina Smirnova and Anna Grukhvina.
Gov. Alexander Moor said that he was confident that Tyumen would continue hosting top events, including international level competitions.
Let us remind our readers that on March 26 Governor Moor met with Elena Valbe. During the meeting the President of the Russian Skiing Federation told him that the final of the Skiing World Cup 2021-2022 would be held in Tyumen Region in March 2022.
Photo: Natalya Gorshkova
Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region