Angelina Golikova gained bronze in a tightly contested 500m pace skating race in Beijing
Pace skater Angelina Golikova added one other medal to the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) tally on the Beijing Winter Video games as she raced to bronze within the girls’s 500m ultimate.
A good race was settled by superb margins as Erin Jackson of the USA took gold with a time of 37.04 seconds, which was simply 0.08 seconds forward of Japan’s Miho Takagi in silver.
Golikova was additional again, simply 0.17 seconds behind race winner Jackson on the Nationwide Pace Skating Oval within the Chinese language capital.
For the Moscow-born Golikova it’s a first-ever Olympic medal after appearances in Sochi in 2014 and PyeongChang 4 years in the past.
“I’ve a whole lot of feelings, there have been a whole lot of sturdy rivals, the hole was small,” Golikova instructed Match TV.
“We noticed all through the season that the competitors was at all times tight… Now I’m proud of the medal.
“If it was gold, it might be loopy, possibly I’d have completed [my career], however now I’ve extra energy and motivation to battle.
“There was a whole lot of uncertainty in the course of the pandemic whether or not there shall be an Olympic Video games or not. There was an opportunity to win a medal, and I did it,” added Golikova, who’s a double European champion and 2021 world single distance champion.
The medal from Golikova is the ROC’s second of the day in pace skating, after Konstantin Ivliev had earlier gained silver within the males’s 500m occasion.
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The ROC staff stands seventh total within the Beijing medal desk, with 4 gold, 5 silver and eight bronze medals.
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