In the final, the Russian athlete lost to Kelly van Zon who represented the Netherlands 8:11, 11:3, 11:4, 5:11, 8:11. Performance of Class 7 athletes for people with impaired musculoskeletal system.
Savonova, 33 years old, is a sports teacher in Russia. In 2012, she took third place at the Paralympic Games in London, representing Ukraine. She joined the Russian Paralympic team in 2016. In 2017, she won the European and World Championships.
The RPC team currently ranks fourth in medal count, with 15 gold, 11 silver, and 28 bronze awards. China currently ranks first (47-30-29), followed by the United Kingdom (24-19-19) and the United States in third (15-17-9).
The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be held in Tokyo between August 24 and September 5, 2021. In March 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced their decision to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Japan. for a year due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
The RPC team at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Japan
The national team of athletes from Russia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Japan includes 242 athletes, while the total number of RPC delegations in Tokyo is 432. The selected Paralympic athletes from Russia compete for medals in 19 of the 22 sports competitions in the quadrennial program of events.
Russian athletes compete at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo under the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) flag and emblem instead of the Russian national flag and state emblem.
The Russian national anthem is also subject to sanctions during the Paralympic Games in Japan. Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto has been chosen to be played at the awards ceremonies of the Russian Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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