On March 14, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov sent a telegram of congratulations to skier Marta Zainullina, who had earlier won silver and bronze medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
“Dear Marta Alfredovna! On behalf of Tatarstan citizens and on my own behalf sincere congratulate you on winning silver and bronze medals at the 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Your spiritual strength, will to victory, great sportsmanship deserve the greatest possible respect. This is an excellent, encouraging example of dedication and hard work, which I hope will help you to conquer new sports peaks.
I express appreciation to your coaches Farida Idrisovna Safiullina and Irina Vasilyevna Polyakova who put a lot of emotional efforts, knowledge, energy in your training. We, Tatarstan citizens, are proud of you and admire you, wish you new bright victories and great achievements, optimism, happiness and all the very best.
Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov”.
On March 13-14, 2018 skier Marta Zainullina from Nizhnekamsk won the silver medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in the biathlon race at a distance of 10 km sitting and the bronze medal in the sprint ski race (1.1 km).