Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg's Paul Zyrin wins Finnish winter kite championship

Yekaterinburg native Paul Zyrin claimed first prize at Finland's recent Open Championship "winter kite" competition.

"Winter kite" is a sport where athletes on either skis or snowboards sail across frozen bodies of water by catching wind in kites. Zyrin ranked first in the snowboarding division, Mir66 reports.

The competition took place in the town of Kalajoki on the frozen waters of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Placing second and third in the snowboarding division were Russians Melkozerov Alexander and Garashchenko Denis of Surgut and Yekaterinburg, respectively.

In the skiing division, Petrozavodsk's Nikulichev Dmitry took first place, according to Mir66.