Semen Elistratov

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PYEONGCHANG /South Korea/, 10 Feb. /TASS./ Russian short-tremist semen Elistratov won the bronze medal of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang at a distance of 1500 meters. He brought the first medal to the team of Olympic athletes from Russia.

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Elistratov time showed 2 minutes 10,687 seconds. 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). South Korean Hwang Dae-Hong, who was one of the main favorites in the race, failed to finish . Also was disqualified canadian Charles Allen, who became the champion in this race at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014.

27-year-old Yelistratov for the first time in his career he won an Olympic medal in the individual race. At the Games in Sochi, he won gold in the relay.

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympics in Pyeongchang. The Russian athletes at the Games are under the Olympic flag and the status of the Olympic athletes from Russia. According to the decision of the IOC for the Games could not come a number of leading Russian athletes, including Olympic Champions short track Vladimir Grigoriev and Ruslan Zakharov, and six-time Olympic champion Viktor Ahn.

The games in Pyeongchang will end on 25 February.

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