This year, Tokyo will host the Paralympics from August 25 to September 5. 16 athletes from Sverdlovsk will perform at it. Among them – 45-year-old archery Anton Zyapaev, who will perform in a team of athletes with musculoskeletal disorders. His wife Natalya Zyapayeva told KP-Yekaterinburg about the tragedy that forced Anton to move into a wheelchair and his irrepressible will to win .
It happened in St. Petersburg. I was there for work, and Anton and his son came to me. We approached my office, hesitated for something. At that moment Anton was leaning towards his son to take his hand, when suddenly a block of ice fell on him and our son from the roof. It turned out that Anton covered his son with himself, – says his wife Natalya.