With the Lucerne World Cup looming on the horizon at the end February, the Russian wheelchair curling team is busy trying to finalize their roster at a number of international events before them.
At the Kisakallio Wheelchair Curling Tournament 2016 taking place this week in Finland, they brought Andrei Smirnov, Konstantin Kurokhtin, Aleksandr Shevchenko, and Daria Shchukin. With three games completed for the Russians so far in this competition, they sit in second place, with two wins and one loss. Their second team in the competition is in seventh and last place.
Following this competition, the Russians head to the United Kingdom for a tournament there. Moscow native Svetlana Pakhomov joins the first team, replacing Shchukin on the roster.