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Russian skiers bring the Russian national team the third gold of the Olympics

12.02.2022 181 просмотров

The second was the team of Germany, the third - the team of Sweden.


Russian skiers won gold medals in the 4x5 km relay at the Beijing Olympics. Yulia Stupak, Natalya Nepryaeva, Tatiana Sorina and Veronika Stepanova ran for the Russian team.

The Russians covered the distance in 53 minutes 41 seconds. Second place went to the German team consisting of Katerina Sauerbrei,Katarina Hennig, Victoria Karl and Sophie Krehl (18, 2 seconds). Bronze went to the Swedish team consisting ofMaija Dahlqvist, Ebba Andersson, Frida Karlsson andJonna Sundling (+20.7 ). The first two stages of the relay race were held by the skiers in the classical style, and the third and fourth in the free style.

The Russian women's team won Olympic gold in the relay for the first time since 2006, when Natalia Baranova-Masalkina won the Games in Turin< /b>, Larisa Kurkina, Yulia Chepalova and Evgenia Medvedeva-Arbuzova. Russian skiers win medals in the relay at two Olympics in a row, at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, the Russian team came third. Norwegian skiers, who became Olympic champions in 2018, took fifth place in Beijing (+28.8).

Yulia Stupak 27 years old, she represents the CSKA society. She won the third Olympic medal in her career, at the 2018 Games Yulia Stupak became a two-time bronze medalist. Natalya Nepryaeva 26 years old, she represents Dynamo, the Russian is a three-time winner of the Games, in Beijing she became a silver medalist in the skiathlon. She also has three world championship medals and a victory in the Tour de Ski multi-day race.

Tatiana Sorina 27 years old, she represents Dynamo, the athlete won her first Olympic medal in career. Also Tatiana Sorina is the silver medalist of the 2021 World Championship in the relay. Veronika Stepanova21 years old, she represents the Sports School of the Olympic Reserve for cross-country skiing in St. Petersburg.Veronika Stepanova became the youngest skier in the history of Russia to win gold at the Olympic Games.< br>
The Olympic Games in Beijing will end on February 20th.

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