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Russian figure skaters win Olympic medals again

14.02.2022 62 просмотров

Figure skaters Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won Olympic silver in ice dancing.

Russian figure skaters Victoria Sinitsinaand Nikita Katsalapov became silver medalists of the Beijing Olympics in ice dancing.

The Russian duo scored 220.51 points (88.85 + 131.66) in the sum of rhythm dance and free dance. The FrenchmenGabriela Papadakis and Guillaume Sizeron took first place, setting a new world record for sum programs (226.98; 90.83 + 136.15). Bronze medals were won by the Americans Madison Hubbelland Zachary Donoghue (218.02; 87.13 + 130.89).

On February 12, the French duo set a new world record in rhythm dance. The previous world record for total dances belonged to them and was 226.61 points. Russians Alexandra Stepanovaand Ivan Bukin took sixth place (205.07; 84.09 + 120.98), Diana Davisand < b>Gleb Smolkin became 14th (179.82; 71.66 + 108.16).

Victoria Sinitsina 26 years old, Nikita Katsalapov 30 years old, they twice became European champions (2020, 2022). The skaters are the reigning world champions, they also have a silver medal of the world championship (2019). At the Olympic Games in Beijing, as part of the Russian national team, the skaters became the winners of the team tournament. Nikita Katsalapov is the 2014 Olympic champion in team tournament and bronze medalist of ice dancing in duo with Elena Ilinykh.

Katsalapov and Sinitsina represent the Moskvich Olympic Reserve Sports School. Papadakis and Cizeron are four-time world champions and silver medalists at the 2018 Olympics.

Athletes of the Russian team won four gold, six silver and eight bronze medals at the Olympics in Beijing. The Russians took sixth place in the medal standings, beating the Austrian team, which has four gold, six silver and four bronze medals. The leader of the medal standings is the Norwegian team, which won nine gold, five silver and seven bronze medals, the German team takes the second place (8-5-1), the USA team takes the third place (7-6-2). In terms of the total number of medals, the Russians with 18 awards take second place, behind the Norwegians (21).

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