History is written before our eyes
Russia – China – 13:0 (7:0).
February 22, Irkutsk, the stadium Trud, 750 viewers, –3 degrees.
Judges: Ida Salomonsson (Sweden), Anastasia Guseva, Maria Fedyukova (Russia).
Goalkeepers: Tirskikh – Han.
Goals: Shirokova, 1 (1:0). Shirokova, 5 (2:0). Shirokova, 15 (3:0). Shirokova (Zhuravleva), 20 (4:0). Zhuravleva, 22 (5:0). Gomzyakova, 29 – 12–meter (6:0). Sycheva (Shusharina), 30 (7:0). Kukhtina, 37 (8:0). Shirokova, 43 (9:0). Shirokova, 51 (10:0). Kunts (Shusharina), 54 – corner (11:0). Kunts (Gomzyakova), 55 – a free shot (12:0). Gomzyakova, 57 (13: 0).
The penalty: 9–6.
The team of China held their first official match. It happened at the V World Cup Bandy in Irkutsk. Initially there was no doubt that he advantage over Chinese team is on the side of the Russians. Nevertheless, the game gave pleasure to both teams. And of course, the viewers gathered in the stands are much more than a day's play of Finland and Norway.
We should also highlight the Chinese diaspora of fans who ardently supported their favorites and after the final whistle poured out onto the ice to be photographed with the heroes who opened the way to the largest women's hockey. The best player of the game was recognized Olga Shirokova, Russian national team, scored six goals to the national team of China, and Jiang Han, who has missed a lot of goals from Olga, regularly rescued after shots of Russian girls.
Li Bindong, the head coach of the Chinese national team:
– The Chinese team has appeared recently, we began to engage in hockey with a ball only 10 days ago. Before this the girls played hockey with puck. Today we suffered a major defeat, but I was satisfied because I saw with my own eyes that our hockey players tried their best.
Alexander Mezhuev, the head coach of Russian national team:
– I want to thank the team of China that they are developing a new kind of hockey and came in Irkutsk for the world championship. If we played giveaway, it would be disrespect to the opponent. We considered this match as a preparatory stage for tomorrow's meeting with the team of Finland.
Photo by Tatyana Glyuk and Anna Pyanova
Press center of the V girls world championship U-17