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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Skier Elena Kucheva, representing Novosibirsk, became the winner of the individual race by free style on 10 km among girls in the eighth winter games of pupils of Russia. About it reports a press-service of competitions.

Skiing competition is held in the village Kononovskaya (Arkhangelsk oblast).

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Kuceva showed time 26 minutes, 47.3 seconds. Silver won athlete of the Chuvash Republic Kristina Kuskova (+0.2 seconds). Third place went to Elizabeth Slaboda (31 seconds), representing Primorsky Krai.

Sunday will be the sprint classic. Sports competitions allowed athletes 17-18 years old (born in 1999-2000).

The eighth winter Olympics among students will end on 30 March . The sports festival is a complex sport event and is held for development and popularization of sports in the Russian Federation, and also increase the level of physical fitness and mastery of sport reserve of the Russian sports and disciplines included, as a rule, in the program of Olympic games.

In addition to the Arkhangelsk region, the competition for the winter games-2017 will be held in Beloretsk (Republic of Bashkortostan), Ufa, Sochi, Perm, Ulyanovsk, Omsk, Saransk, Kolomna (Moscow region) and Tchaikovsky (Perm region).