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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS./ Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated short-track racer Seeds Elistratova, became the bronze medalist of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang and brought the first medal to the team of Olympic athletes from Russia. Congratulatory telegram posted Saturday on the website of the government.

27-year-old athlete came third in the 1,500 meters. “I heartily congratulate You with the bronze medal of the XXIII Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang”, – stated in the message.

The Prime Minister said that Elistratov after the victory in Sochi in 2014 once again proved that she is one of the best athletes, earning the admiration of fans with his skill and dedication.

“Your reward – a first for our Olympic athletes who have to perform in difficult conditions . And the more valuable this medal for all of us,” – said Medvedev, wishing the athlete good luck and new successes.

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