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SECOND ROUND OF THE II RUSSIAN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP (REPORT)

O. B. DOBROVOLSKIY (1,2), E. V. MASHKOVSKIY (1), A. О. RAZINA (1), O. S. CHASHCHINA (1), D. O. VINNICHUK (1) 1 -SECHENOV FIRST MOSCOW STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 2 -RUSSIAN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY FEDERATION
The second round of the II Russian Wheelchair Rugby Championship was held in Aleksin (Tula region) from 22 to 26 September 2013. Wheelchair Rugby is one of a few team sports for people with major disabilities, including those with tetraplegia and equivalent disabilities. A total of five teams from all over the country came to participate in the competition, representing Moscow, Moscow region, Primorsky Krai and Dagestan. Only athletes who were found to be eligible in the classification were allowed to compete. The tournament was held complying with rules of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation. The winner was the team «Preodolenie» («Overcoming») (Moscow). It is important to develop wheelchair rugby in Russia, considering high social significance of Paralympic sports, the importance of physical therapy and sports in the medical and social rehabilitation of people with tetraplegia and equivalent disabilities..
Keywords: 
disabled persons, wheelchair rugby, Paralympic Games, rehabilitation, social adjustment, sports injury musculoskeletal, Russian Wheelchair Rugby Federation, Wheelchair Rugby championship Russia.