Chelyabinsk skater Olga Fatkulina took the silver at the 2014 Olympics
Chelyabinsk region, on February 11 — AMF-Chelyabinsk. Rusian skater Olga Fatkulina of the Chelyabinsk region Friday, February 11, won a silver medal at the XXII winter Olympic games in Sochi.
The sum of the two races of 500 meters Fatkulina lost of 0.36 seconds the representative of South Korea’s Lee sang Hwa. That, in turn, set a new Olympic record in the 500 meters — 74.70 (second race Lee sang-Hwa broke the 500 meters for 37,28 seconds, which is also an Olympic record). The bronze medal was won by the representative of the Netherlands Margot Boer (+0,78).
Coach of Rusia on skating sports Paul Obradovic, speed skater Olga Fatkulina and head coach of the national team of Rusia in speed skating Konstantin Poltavets (left to right) before the race at 500 meters.
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Ekaterina Malysheva, angelina Golikova and Catherine lobysheva took the 17th, 18th, and 25th place, respectively.
Note, on Sunday, February 9, at the podium at the Olympics-2014 in came another Rusian skater. Olga Graf won a bronze medal on a distance of 3000 meters.
Recall that in Chelyabinsk Olga Fatkulina was nicknamed “the Ural lightning” like the legendary Soviet speed skater Lydia Skoblikova. In November 2013, the first phase of world Cup 2013/2014 season in calgary, Canada Fatkulina has established a record of Rusia. The distance of 500 meters Olga overcame 37,52 seconds, beating the sama record of the 12-year-old, owned by Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova.
We will add that Olga Fatkulina is the 2013 world champion on a distance of 1000 meters.