Snowboarders rushed to the first medals of the season in Magnitogorsk with a speed of 70 kilometres per hour. The Italians became triumphant.
The first winner of the season in parallel slalom was Italian Andreas Promegger. In the women’s finals, Swiss Julia Tsog beat German world champion Celina Jörg last season. In the supergiant of Russians, Natalia Soboleva was the closest to the pedestal – she has the fourth place.
The participants of the World Cup in snowboarding conquered not only the ski slope but also the plain distance – they ran “Kilometres of Good”. A project where every step costs money, combined charity with a love of sports and became international.
Athletes from Poland, Italy, Germany, Turkey, China, Slovenia and Switzerland were not frightened by the severe Ural wind. Aaron March in Italy runs and also pays for kilometres.
“I think the run was a success, it was great despite the wind. Of course, it disturbed us a little bit, but in general, everyone ran together. We motivated each other. Running was easy and fun, I liked it. I hope this helps someone,” said Aaron March, participant in the Snowboard World Cup.
Each kilometre passed is a contribution to one’s own health and helping children. On the eve of the World Cup, a meeting with team captains was held, at which foreign athletes were told about the project. Olympic champion Patricia Kummer from Switzerland knows firsthand what cancer is. Her father is struggling with a serious illness. That was one of the reasons why she participated in the project.
During the campaign, they collected more than 40 thousand rubles. The money will go to the treatment of 17-year-old Matvey Ryndin. The teenager miraculously escaped on the last day of last year, when the entrance of a house collapsed in Magnitogorsk.