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City news, 24.02.2014 22:49

Ekaterina Shikhova brought the third medal to Petersburg at the Olympic Games in Sochi

Ekaterina Shikhova brought the third medal to Petersburg at the Olympic Games in Sochi

Even prior to the Olympic Games to the skater Ekaterina Shikhova designated a medal. Also were not mistaken. In Sochi at Ekaterina that did, not leave in Vancouver turned out: bronze in the team pursuit. Let in it the merit of her partners on command also be great. The Russian sportswomen conceded in a semi-final when Shikhova ran, to the Polish national team. The third place pulled out at Japanese, already without the assistance of the Petersburg skater. The trainer decided it to replace with Ekaterina Lobysheva.
- We always together discuss a line-up; – Ekaterina Shikhova told the Olympic news service. – It seemed to me, I well run. Probably, it is simple not my distance.
Anyway, to the podium ascended all team: Olga Graf from Omsk, Yulia Skokova from Yekaterinburg, Ekaterina Lobysheva from Kolomna, and Ekaterina Shikhova from Petersburg. The Total at the Olympic Games Petersburgers took three medals in Sochi: two gold - the figure skater Evgeny Plushenko and the biathlonist Dmitry Malyshko, and one bronze - Ekaterina Shikhova. The Petersburg athletes won all medals, acting in a team.

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