Semen Elistratov

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PYEONGCHANG /South Korea/, 11 Feb. /TASS./ A solemn ceremony of awarding of Olympic medals winners in the competition of short-track athletes in the 1,500 m was held at the medals Plaza Pyeongchang. Bronze medal of the Games in 2018 got an Olympic athlete from Russia’s semen Elistratov.

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The award was handed to the Russian member of the International Olympic Committee polka Irena Szewinska, as well as honorary member of the International skating Union and President of the Asian skating Union South Korean Myung Hee Chan .

The final in the 1,500 meters was held on Saturday. Elistratov time showed 2 minutes 10,687 seconds. This award became the first team to Olympic athletes from Russia for the Games. Won the South Korean athlete lim Hyo Jun, setting a new Olympic record (2.10,485), the second was the Dutchman Booths, Knegt (2.10,555).

Yelistratov immediately after the finish told reporters that dedicates winning bronze all the Russian athletes who were not allowed to participate in the Olympic games.