Kolyasochnika from the Urals entered the top-25 parachute festival HANDI FLY

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Athlete-kolyasochnika Anastasia German entered the top 25 on the basis of participation in the III international parachuting festival HANDI FLY International Challenge-2018 for people with disabilities, said at a press conference, coach, head of the Nizhny Tagil aviation sports club DOSAAF of Russia Alexander Novoselov.

He added that skydiving is for people with disabilities – this is a new trend in Russia. «This was a topic we touched on a year ago, when Anastasia gave a parachute jump. And nobody wanted to take. And I said, «Let’s try». And then rushed. I say, let’s develop this area in our region, as for this direction in Russia we have rarely taken» — said Novoselov.

The coach said that the Federation of parachuting plans next year to organize in the Sverdlovsk region competition in skydiving among people with disabilities.

«For me this festival along with the fact that we in Russia were the Olympic games, in Russia we have recently ended soccer world Cup and also for the first time in Russia was held a festival of sport parachuting for people with physical disabilities,» said Anastasia herself at the press conference.

According to her, this is the third such festival, and this year it was held in Russia, in the Ryazan region. It was attended by 160 participants from 11 countries — Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sweden, Macedonia, Greece, France, Kazakhstan, Croatia and others.

The athlete said that the jump was a command. In these jumps involves three people: operator, instructor and athlete with disabilities. Jumped from a height of 4 thousand meters. In total, the German – six parachute jumps. From height of 4 thousand meters she jumped for the first time, before that it was jumping from a height of 2 thousand meters.

The Director of the regional center of rehabilitation of people with disabilities Tatiana Anohova, in turn, said that today the authorities of the Sverdlovsk region, the focus of activities for people with disabilities. «In recent years, is allocated a lot of funds in order to conduct inclusive activities for children with disabilities», she said.