In Khanty-Mansiysk athletes of Russian team representing Ugra Ekaterina Shumilova and Daria Virolaynen had a meeting with children of the foster home “Raduga” (“Rainbow”) and the sport school for kids and youth.
Ex-biathlete Dmitry Yaroshenko that is now in charge of the sport department of the administration of Khanty-Mansiysk was a moderator of the meeting.
Young athletes were asking biathlon stars questions and making pictures with them. The issues that were interesting the audience varied from retiring age in biathlon to the most memorable victory in their careers.
The living legend of Ugra and a WWII veteran Victor Bashmakov gave a small welcoming speech wishing the athletes to finish this season on a high note.
In her turn, while answering the question about the world’s best biathlon stadium, Ekaterina Shumilova has said: “The best biathlon stadium in the world is in Khanty-Mansiysk! The atmosphere here is always warm and the conditions are comfortable. I would also like to thank whose biathlon fans from Russia who were able to come to Finland to support us on the World Championships. They make us feel at home in Kontiolahti».