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Lim Hye Joon from South Korea won the gold medal of the Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang at a distance of 1500 meters in short track, setting a new Olympic record. Silver was won by six-time world champion Dutch Booths, Knight. The third was the Olympic champion of Sochi-2014 Semyon Yelistratov. He brought Russia first medal of the Olympics.

Other Russian athletes Shulginov Alexander and Pavel Sitnikov are unable to reach the semifinals of the Olympic tournament.

The President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov said that it was important to win a medal in the first day of the Games-2018. According to him, it gives mood and concentration all Russian athletes .