Russia celebrates 100 days until Paralympics

A press conference and master classes were held to mark the countdown to the Games. 06 Jun 2016
Seven members of the Russian Paralympic Comittee sitting at a desk at a press conference.

Russian Paralympic Committee celebrating 100 Days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

ⒸNPC Russia
By NPC Russia

To mark 100 days until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Russian Paralympic Committee held a press conference and master classes in Paralympic summer sports on 30 May at its headquarters in Moscow.

Leading government officials of the Russian Federation, dignitaries and Paralympic champions attended the press conference, where they took part in numerous master classes in sports such as Para rowing, Para canoeing, boccia, Para table tennis, Para cycling and wheelchair fencing.

The classes were organised by Paralympic and world medallists and coaches, who also worked with participating children with impairments. The master classes demonstrated the increasing interest of a new generation and a way of integrating people with impairments into society.

Three-time Paralympic silver medallist swimmer Dmitry Grigoryev; world and European table tennis medallist Yury Nozdrunov and wheelchair fencer Xenia Ovsyannikov were among those who interacted with the participants.

Numerous leading broadcasters also attended and expressed their interest in covering future Paralympic events.