He will carry the flag of the Republic at the opening ceremony of the Games on February 9
The captain of the national team of Yakutia at 1st International Winter ‘Children of Asia’ Games is 14-year-old rearguard of the hockey team Yaroslav Egorov.
When choosing a captain, the opinion of both children and coaches was taken into account. But the main criterion was sporting achievements.
Yaroslav Egorov, a seventh grader of school number 20 of Yakutsk and rearguard of the Yakutia ice-hockey team. He is the winner of the Russian championship in hockey, and more than once received cups as the best rearguard.
“I've been in hockey since I was three, thanks to my dad. Now my parents are very proud of me. In the future, I dream of connecting my life with hockey and getting into the KHL or the NHL,” the young athlete briefly told about himself.