Simon, Elistratova: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Russian short-tremist semen Elistratov became the bronze prize-winner in race at 1500 meters, dedicated the award to the compatriots who are not allowed to participate in the Olympics. The words of the athlete, the correspondent “Tapes.ru.»
“The ceremony was barely holding back tears. For me, this medal is hard-won. I had a lot of UPS and downs. A lot of people said, “Simon, what are you the Olympics. And I took it and proved that I can not retreat where the retreat of the others. I’m extremely happy and proud to dedicate this medal to all the guys that are so vile and disgusting, without any explanation removed. Medal for you. Fight to the end,” said 27-year-old athlete.
The bronze medal was for Elistratova second Olympic medal in his career. At the 2014 Games in Sochi athlete won gold in the relay.
Among the Russian short-track athletes who have not received the invitation to the Games from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was Victor An. The reasons the IOC refused to comment. An won three gold medals at the Olympics in Sochi.
Earlier, on 10 February was awarded first prize Games in Pyeongchang. Biathlete Laura dahlmeier, representing Germany, won the gold medal in the sprint. The silver went to Norwegian athlete March, the Schedule, rounded out the top three medalists Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic. The gold medalist in the skiathlon was the Swede Charlotte Kalla, the silver went to Norwegian athlete Marit bjoergen and bronze medal tried cross-country skier from Finland Krista Pharmacoki.
XXXIII Olympic games are held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.
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