Taimyr once again brings together celebrities from the world of Curling

SL, Четверг 10 Май 2018 - 14:20:50

From 24 to 27 may in Dudinka at the ice arena "Taimyr" will be another Arctic Cup Curling (Curling Cup Arctic). Curlers will compete in the discipline of double-Mixte, which this year debuted at the winter Olympics. The competition will be attended by 10 couples, including three Russian.

Last year, the beneficiaries were women's teams. The tournament brought together superstars from the world of Curling, including Olympic Champions 2014 team Jennifer Jones (Canada), world Champions 2015 from Switzerland (skip Alina PEC) and others. In the final of the Russian team Anna Sidorova beat team Jennifer Jones with the score 5:3. The tournament was accompanied by an extensive cultural program, the audience saw a variety of shows and performances, and the participants who are new to Taimyr Peninsula, learned about the culture of these amazing places.

This year fans of Curling will also see in Dudinka many famous players. One of the most interesting teams of the Swedish-canadian pair of Niklas Edin and Rachel Homan. Each of these skips lead their teams to victory at the world Championships: Swede Edin, three times champion in 2013, 2015 and 2018 and account for Home victory at the world Championships in 2017. In the men's and women's Curling Swede and a canadian are the leaders of the world ranking, but in double-doubles of their experience are not many, and one of the main intrigue of the tournament will be how quickly they will find common language on the Playground.

But the Swiss Jenny Perret is a specialist in double-doubles: last year she won the world championship in Canada, and in February of this year played in the final of the Olympic games, where together with Martin Rios gave the canadian pair. On the Taimyr Peninsula Perret will be Rios, and Matthias Perret. Remains a mystery how the game Jenny impact statement with a new partner.

Another intrigue of the tournament — from the Golden canadian women's national team at the world championship 2017 in Dudinka will play not only skip Home, but the second number of the team Joanne Courtney. If the women's Curling achievements Homan higher in double-doubles Courtney has already surpassed Rachel last year at the world championship among mixed pairs, she, along with Reid Carruthers lost only in the final couple Jenny Perret/Martin Rios. Reid Carruthers is also the world champion among men's teams 2011. This canadian couple on your experience and achievements clearly claim victory in any tournament in double-doubles.

Among other well-known curlers who will come to the Taimyr Peninsula, there are such masters as the most experienced Finn Markku Uusipaavalniemi who became prize-winner of Olympic games of 2006, and winner of the world Championships — in the last century. Czechs Tomas Paul and Zuzana party has won a medal in double-doubles on his debut world championship 2013, and this medal was the first not only for them but also for Czech Curling world Championships in all disciplines.

Russia's Anastasia Bryzgalova for the first time will be paired with her husband Alexander Krushelnitsky, and Alexei Timofeyev. The achievements of her double-doubles while much more serious, because she's a world champion in this discipline, 2016. Timofeev is one of the strongest young players of Russia, champion of 2014 among men's teams and mixed pairs. How quickly this pair will be able to learn who will be the leader on the Playground? The answers to these questions will know at the end of may in Dudinka.

At the recent world championship among mixed pairs in Sweden, the Russians Maria Komarova and Daniel Goryachev made a splash, reaching the final and winning the silver award. While this is a major success for the young Russians who will be one of the three Russian pairs in the tournament in Dudinka. How will they prove themselves to be three weeks after the successful performance at the world Cup? The third Russian pair in the tournament will be Anna Venevtseva and Basil Groshev from the Krasnoyarsk territory. In this stellar company they are probably going to be hard to eligible for prizes, but of course the experience of playing with such masters for them would be priceless.

Tournament in Dudinka will be the final in the season of the World Curling Tour. The prize Fund is 20 000 US dollars, double the mixed doubles only one tournament this year had a more significant prize Fund.

The General partner of the tournament, as a year ago, is the company "Norilsk Nickel", which together with the Curling Federation of Russia not only invites the best players in the world on the tournament in Russia, but also making efforts to Taymyr became one of the centers of development of this sport in our country.

Like last year, organizers pay attention not only to the sports component, participants and guests of the tournament will see the may beauty of the Arctic, and the unique culture of this region and of course taste the famous local cuisine. Tournament in Dudinka last year took a special place in the international calendar, this year the organizers expect that this status is only secured, and Curling will be one of the main sports on the Taimyr Peninsula, because the new ice arena allows you to practice all year round in the most comfortable conditions.

World Curling goes to Dudinka!

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