RANEPA student takes part in adaptive wakeboarding festival
The first national festival of adaptive wakeboarding, Catch One Wave, has taken pace in Moscow’s Sokolniki Wake Park. Athletes with disabilities came to participate from all over Russia, including Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Yakutsk, Irkutsk, Omsk, and St Petersburg. Tatyana Subbotina, a second-year student of the RANEPA School of Public Policy (SPP), took part in the festival.
A special seat system is attached to the wakeboard for riders with disabilities, and the athletes glide over the water while sitting. The minimum goal of the festival was to show that wakeboarding is available to everyone. The maximum goal is to find people who will participate in more competitions; four athletes will be enough to include Parawakeboarding in the Russian championship.
Earlier this year, Tatyana Subbotina won four gold medals in swimming events during the Moscow championships among 107 athletes with musculoskeletal disorders.