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Semen Elistratov won Russia’s first medal of the Olympics and barely held back tears

Семен Елистратов завоевал для России первую медаль Олимпиады и еле сдержал слезы

Short-tremist semen Yelistratov the Russian team brought the first medal of the Olympic games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang won a bronze medal in the 1,500 meters. Our athlete in the final showed the result of 2 minutes 10,687 seconds and took third place.

27-year-old Yelistratov for the first time in his career he earned an Olympic medal in the individual race. At the Games in Sochi, he won gold in the relay.

“During the ceremony I barely held back my tears for me this medal is very heavy, very hard-won, – said Semyon reporters. – There were a lot of UPS, lot of downs and a lot of people told me: “Simon, what are you the Olympics, where are you going?”And I took it and showed what I can do. I didn’t step back where others retreated, did not give up where others give up. And I am very proud. Considering how easy everything was I, I would say that for me, this medal is not bronze, not gold, and platinum”.

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“I dedicate this medal to all the guys that are so despicable and disgusting was removed from the Olympics. Stay and fight,” concluded Elistratov.

Won with Olympic record, the representative of South Korea’s lim Hye-Jung (2.10,485), silver in the assets of the Dutch Tavern of Knegt (2.10,555).

Previously, other Russians Alexander Shulginov and Paul Sitnikov are unable to reach the semi-finals of the competition.

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