Snowboarder Nikolai Olyunin
Nikolai Igorevich Olyunin - silver medalist in the Sochi Olympic Games in snowboarding, the man who won Russia's first Olympic award in this sport.
Since childhood, Nikolai Olyunin has been actively involved in sports: he played basketball, soccer, participated in hockey tournaments, and from six years he went skiing, and later on snowboarding, which soon became his main interest.
After a sports take-off and numerous victories, in 2018, the Krasnoyarsk athlete received a serious leg injury during a semifinal snowboard cross-country race at the Olympic Games in Korea. Olyunin faced a large number of operations in Russia and abroad, as well as a course of complex rehabilitation. Now the athlete is actively engaged in his recovery, re-stands on the “board” and sets the right example for the younger generation, motivating them to play sports and never be afraid of difficulties.