4 January 2022

Krasnoyarsk welcomes the participants of the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Snowboard Cross

The participants of the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Snowboard Cross are arriving to Krasnoyarsk. The participants from Korea, the Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA, Canada and other countries have already arrived. Today, teams from Spain, Italy and Argentina came to Dmitri Hvorostovsky International Airport. Accordion player Dmitry Michkovsky, cover group Hit bag, DJ, cultural volunteers and the mascot of the Yenisey Siberia – the snow leopard welcomed athletes at the International Airport.

Stephen Williams, multiple South American champion, who became the first Argentine to compete in snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang will represent Argentina in Krasnoyarsk.

Stephen Williams said that he expects to show good results at the World Cup in Krasnoyarsk: “Despite the frosty weather on the days of the competition, I hope to do my best. Moreover, there are the same weather conditions in Italy or Canada during the competitions. I know a lot of my rivals at these competitions and they perform at a very high level. For example, Nikolai Olyunin is a silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Sochi. I am sure that the race will be very interesting! “

Among the athletes of the Italian national team there is the Olympic champion of 2018, the strongest athlete of this season, Michela Moioli. The Italian athlete began the pre-Olympic season with 3rd place at the I World Cup Stage in China and victory at the III World Cup Stage in Italy.

“I love Russia very much. Once I participated in a competition in Moscow, but this is my first time in Krasnoyarsk. We were greeted wonderfully, after a long flight it was very pleasant, I feel inspired by Russian culture. Now I look forward to the start of the competition ”, – shared her emotions Michela Moioli. 

The FIS Snowboard World Cup in Snowboard Cross will be held in Krasnoyarsk for the first time and will become qualifiers for the Olympic Games 2022. About 120 athletes from 18 countries are expected to participate. The competitions will be held in individual races among men and women where athletes will compete for 4 sets of medals. Qualification rounds will be held on 7 January, and finals will be held on 8-9 January. Tickets are on sale on the official website of the ticket operator krs.kassir.ru.

The operator of the competitions is Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation. Detailed information about the event can be found on the ensib.ru website.